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22,000 Students Caught In WINZ Bungle

22,000 STUDENTS CAUGHT IN WINZ BUNGLE

The latest WINZ bungle has seen 22,000 students receive student loan contracts with incorrect information on it.

The APSU Student Union has learned that a WINZ computer glitch has led to 22,000 student loans contracts being sent out to students with incorrect enrolment details on them.

The majority of the incorrect student loan contracts (that APSU knows of) show North Island students enrolled at Canterbury University.

"This has the potential to cause confusion and delay for thousands of students at the most inopportune time of the year," said APSU Student Union National President David Penney.

"This problem does not bode well for the avalanche of applications that WINZ is about to receive."

"WINZ will need to be prepared now for as many as 22,000 students calling their 0800 number and it remains to be seen if they can cope."

"We are feeling very nervous about the reliability of student income and the potential for hardship in the student population over the coming weeks."

"APSU Student Union is urging students to check their loan contract carefully and call WINZ's 0800 number (0800 88 99 00) outside of business hours to avoid their phone system from melting down, as it did earlier this year," says David Penney

To correct the contracts, students need to change the information on the form and then forward it back to WINZ.

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