20 U.S. Code § 1087mm - Family contribution

(a) In general
For the purpose of this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, other than subpart 2 of part A of this subchapter, and except as provided in subsection (b), the term “family contribution” with respect to any student means the amount which the student and the student’s family may be reasonably expected to contribute toward the student’s postsecondary education for the academic year for which the determination is made, as determined in accordance with this part.
(b) Special rule
(1) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, the family contribution of each student described in paragraph (2) shall be deemed to be zero for the academic year for which the determination is made.
(2) Applicability
Paragraph (1) shall apply to any dependent or independent student with respect to determinations of need for academic year 2009–2010 and succeeding academic years—
(A) who is eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant for the academic year for which the determination is made;
(B) whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001; and
(C) who, at the time of the parent or guardian’s death, was—
(i) less than 24 years of age; or
(ii) enrolled at an institution of higher education on a part-time or full-time basis.
(3) Information
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense, as appropriate, shall provide the Secretary of Education with information necessary to determine which students meet the requirements of paragraph (2).

Source

(Pub. L. 89–329, title IV, § 473, as added Pub. L. 99–498, title IV, § 406(a),Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1455; amended Pub. L. 102–325, title IV, § 471(a),July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 586; Pub. L. 105–244, title IV, § 480(b),Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1732; Pub. L. 111–39, title IV, § 406(a)(1),July 1, 2009, 123 Stat. 1948.)
Amendments

2009—Pub. L. 111–39designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, substituted “For the purpose of this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, other than subpart 2 of part A of this subchapter, and except as provided in subsection (b),” for “For the purpose of this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, except subpart 2 of part A of this subchapter,”, and added subsec. (b).
1998—Pub. L. 105–244substituted “subpart 2” for “subpart 4”.
1992—Pub. L. 102–325amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: “For the purpose of this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, except subparts 1 and 3 of part A of this subchapter, the term ‘family contribution’ with respect to any student means the amount which the student and his or her family may be reasonably expected to contribute toward his or her postsecondary education for the academic year for which the determination is made, as determined in accordance with this part.”
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–39, title IV, § 406(b),July 1, 2009, 123 Stat. 1950, provided that: “The amendments made by—
“(1) paragraph (1) of subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on July 1, 2009; and
“(2) paragraph (4) of such subsection [amending section 1087ss of this title] shall be effective as if enacted as part of the amendments in section 602(a) of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (Public Law 110–84), and shall take effect on July 1, 2009.”
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–244effective Oct. 7, 1998, see section 480A ofPub. L. 105–244, set out as a note under section 1087kk of this title.
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 102–325applicable with respect to determinations of need under this part for award years beginning on or after July 1, 1993, see section 471(b) ofPub. L. 102–325, set out as a note under section 1087kk of this title.

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