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Subchapter 008 : Vermont Universal Children's Higher Education Savings Account Program(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 2880a)
§ 2880a. Vermont Universal Children’s Higher Education Savings Account Program established; powers and duties of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
(a) It is the policy of the State to expand educational opportunity for all children. Consistent with this policy, the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation shall partner with one or more foundations or other philanthropies to establish and fund the Vermont Universal Children’s Higher Education Savings Account Program to expand educational opportunity and financial capability for Vermont children and their families.
(b) Pursuant to this subchapter, the Corporation shall establish and administer the Program, which shall include the Vermont Universal Children’s Higher Education Savings Account Program Fund and financial education for Program beneficiaries and their families and legal guardians. The Corporation, in addition to its other powers and authority, shall have the power and authority to adopt rules, policies, and procedures, including those pertaining to residency in the State, to implement this subchapter in conformance with federal and State law.
(c) The Vermont Departments of Health and of Taxes and the Vermont Agencies of Education and of Human Services shall enter into agreements with the Corporation to enable the exchange of such information as may be necessary for the efficient administration of the Program.
(d) The Corporation’s obligations under this subchapter are limited to funds deposited in the Program Fund specifically for the purpose of the Program.
(e) The Corporation shall annually on or before January 15 release a written report with a detailed description of the status and operation of the Program and management of accounts. (Added 2015, No. 45, § 2.)