Grant Delays Hit Hard-Up City Students; EDUCATION: College Voices Concern for Teenagers
Byline: By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER
TEENAGERS in Coventry are missing out on vital cash because of computer glitches in the grant application system.
Many of the 16- to 19-year-olds at schools and colleges in the city haven't received the education maintenance allowances they need for things like bus fares, books and materials for their courses.
This year, a new company, Liberata, has taken on the pounds 80million-a-year national contract to manage education maintenance allowances.
Glitches in the computer system which it is using are causing delays in sending out forms and processing completed forms.
Normally by this time at City …
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Publication information: Article title: Grant Delays Hit Hard-Up City Students; EDUCATION: College Voices Concern for Teenagers. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). Publication date: September 4, 2008. Page number: 4. © 2009 Coventry Newpapers. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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