[caption id="attachment_33807" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Obama pushed for legislation that would fill a $19 billion Pell Grant shortfall."]Obama pushed for legislation that would fill a $19 billion Pell Grant shortfall.[/caption]

Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on March 21 also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack Obama closer to winning yet another of his top domestic policies.

The bill rewrites a four-decades-old student loan program, eliminating its reliance on private lenders and using the savings to direct $36 billion in...

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