COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM
33-5406. Scholarships and financial aid provisions. (1) Any student loan program, student grant program or other financial assistance program established or administered by this state shall treat the balance in an account of which the student is a designated beneficiary as if it were an asset of the parent of the designated beneficiary and not as a scholarship or grant or as an asset of the student for determining a student’s or parent’s income, assets or financial need.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section applies to any financial assistance program administered by a state-supported college or university.
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) of this section do not apply if any of the following conditions exist:
(a) Federal law requires all or a portion of the amount in an account to be taken into account in a different manner;
(b) Federal benefits could be lost if all or a portion of the amount in an account is not taken into account in a different manner;
(c) A specific grant establishing a financial assistance program requires that all or a portion of the amount in an account be taken into account.
[33-5406, added 2000, ch. 213, sec. 1, p. 580.]