Some of the nation’s worst sex offenders will no longer be eligible to receive generous educational financial aid packages while they are confined in treatment centers under a bill approved by Congress, says the Associated Press. A little-noticed provision of a broader higher education bill makes such offenders ineligible for Pell Grants, the nation’s premier financial aid program for low-income students, starting July 1, 2009. Both the Senate and the House approved the bill late last week and President Bush is expected to sign it into law. U.S. Department of Education spokeswoman Stephanie Babyak said she did not know how many such offenders have received Pell Grants and how much the provision would save taxpayers. Keller predicted it would save taxpayers millions…

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