U. of Hawaii fire causes delay for some payments

HONOLULU (AP) - The University of Hawaii is still trying to get caught up on payments including stipends, scholarships and utility bills, more than two weeks after a fire caused $1.25 million in damage to a fiscal building.

University spokeswoman Lynne Waters says payments that were being processed when the Feb. 12 fire started have been lost. She did not have a number for the amount of transactions delayed by the fire. She says a "good portion" of those payments were processed and sent out last week and earlier this week.

As officials catch up with payments, stipends, fellowships and scholarships are given first priority, followed by utility payments and payments more than 30 days past due, including reimbursements.

Payroll and student loans were backed up electronically and will continue uninterrupted.

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