The Pell Grant program for needy college students is facing a massive shortfall as the country's bleak job market drives people back to school, reports the Associated Press. An administration official told AP the program will cost $18 billion more than Congress and the White House had anticipated over the next three years. "The administration is working with Congress to fill the gap, and we are committed to making sure the U.S. has an educated work force able to fill the jobs of the 21st century," said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly. The red ink likely...

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