Guam - Students receiving Pell Grants and federal loans from the University of Guam may soon be able to get their checks. The Financial Aid Office sent out a notice to students informing them that there were glitches when updating the new data system. As a result, files were not properly transmitted to the U.S. Department of Education.
UOG Integrated Marketing Communications Director Cathleen Moore-Linn says 60% of the student population receives these grants. "I think on behalf of the institution we want to apologize for any inconveniences," she said, "and we want to ensure to the students that we're resolving this as quickly as possible and we're looking to drawdown this week, so we're talking about maybe a week's time until they receive their money so we can cut the checks."
Moore-Linn says the Financial Aid Office worked through the weekend to iron out the kinks. She says they're hoping to receive word on the matter from the USDOE tonight.