Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 90 Part 2.djvu/665
PUBLIC LAW 94-482—OCT. 12, 1976
90 STAT. 2133
sioner, (3) to use amounts appropriated for the purposes of this section to establish a fund for such purposes and for expenses in connection therewith, and (4) to accept and use donations for the purposes of this section. " (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any applicable law, if the borrower, on any loan insured under the program established pursuant to this section, is a minor, any otherwise valid note or other written agreement executed by him for the purposes of such loan shall create a binding obligation. .. "(c) There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may Appropnation be necessary for the purposes of this section. authorization. " R E P A Y M E N T BY THE COMMISSIONER o r LOANS OF BANKRUPT, DECEASED, OR DISABLED BORROWERS
"SEC. 437. (a) If a student borrower who has received a loan 20 USC 1087. described in clause (A), (B), or (C) of section 428(a)(1) dies or becomes permanently and totally disabled (as determined in accordance with regulations of the Commissioner), then the Commissioner shall discharge the borrower's liability on the loan by repaying the amount owed on the loan. "(b) If a student borrower who has received a loan described in clause (A), (B), o r (C) of section 428(a)(1) is relieved of his obligation to repay such loan, in whole or in part, through a discharge in bankruptcy, the Commissioner shall repay the amount of the loan so discharsfed. a SPECIAL ALLOWANCES
"SEC. 438. (a) In order to assure (1) that the limitation on interest 20 USC 1087-.L. payments or other conditions (or both) on loans made or insured under this part, do not impede or threaten to impede the carrying out of the purposes of this part or do not cause the return to holders of loans to be less than equitable, (2) that incentive payments on such loans are paid promptly to eligible lenders, (3) that appropriate consideration of relative administrative costs and money market conditions is made in setting the quarterly rate of such payments, and (4) that participating lenders will have a better and more accurate way of assessing the rate of such payments for current and prospective quarters, the Congress finds it necessary to establish an improved M !: r method for the determination of the quarterly rate of the special allowance on such loans, and to provide for a thorough, expeditious and objective examination of alternative methods for the determination of the quarterly rate of such allowance. "(b)(1) A special allowance shall be paid for each of the three' month periods ending March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 of every year and the amount of such allowance paid to any holder with respect to any three-month period shall be a percentage of the unpaid balance of disbursed principal (not including unearned interest added to principal) of all eligible loans held by such holder during such period. "(2)(A) Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C) and paragraph (4), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection shall be computed (i) by determining the average of the bond equivalent rates of the ninety-one-day Treasury bills auctioned for such threemonth period, (ii) by subtracting 3.5 per centum from such average, and (iii) by rounding the resultant per centum upward to the nearest one-eighth of 1 per centum.