Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     15-62-205. Scholarships and financial aid provisions -- exceptions. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a student loan program, student grant program, or other financial assistance program established or administered by the state or a financial assistance program administered by a state-supported college or university must 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) This section does not apply if:
     (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; or
     (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.

     History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 540, L. 1997.

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