special allowance support level

(2) Rate of special allowance (A) Subject to subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), and (I) and paragraph (4), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection on loans shall be computed (i) by determining the average of the bond equivalent rates of 91-day Treasury bills auctioned for such 3-month period, (ii) by subtracting the applicable interest rate on such loans from such average, (iii) by adding 3.10 percent to the resultant percent, and (iv) by dividing the resultant percent by 4. If such computation produces a number less than zero, such loans shall be subject to section 1077a(i) of this title . (B) (i) The quarterly rate of the special allowance for holders of loans which were made or purchased with funds obtained by the holder from the issuance of obligations, the income from which is exempt from taxation under title 26 shall be one-half the quarterly rate of the special allowance established under subparagraph (A), except that, in determining the rate for the purpose of this clause, subparagraph (A)(iii) shall be applied by substituting “3.5 percent” for “3.10 percent”. Such rate shall also apply to holders of loans which were made or purchased with funds obtained by the holder from collections or default reimbursements on, or interests or other income pertaining to, eligible loans made or purchased with funds described in the preceding sentence of this subparagraph or from income on the investment of such funds. This subparagraph shall not apply to loans which were made or insured prior to October 1, 1980 . (ii) The quarterly rate of the special allowance set under clause (i) of this subparagraph shall not be less than 9.5 percent minus the applicable interest rate on such loans, divided by 4. (iii) No special allowance may be paid under this subparagraph unless the issuer of such obligations complies with subsection (d) of this section. (iv) Notwithstanding clauses (i) and (ii), the quarterly rate of the special allowance for holders of loans which are financed with funds obtained by the holder from the issuance of obligations originally issued on or after October 1, 1993 , or refunded after September 30, 2004 , the income from which is excluded from gross income under title 26, shall be the quarterly rate of the special allowance established under subparagraph (A), (E), (F), (G), (H), or (I) as the case may be. Such rate shall also apply to holders of loans which were made or purchased with funds obtained by the holder from collections or default reimbursements on, or interest or other income pertaining to, eligible loans made or purchased with funds described in the preceding sentence of this subparagraph or from income on the investment of such funds. (v) Notwithstanding clauses (i) and (ii), the quarterly rate of the special allowance shall be the rate determined under subparagraph (A), (E), (F), (G), (H), or (I) of this paragraph, or paragraph (4), as the case may be, for a holder of loans that— (I) were made or purchased with funds— (aa) obtained from the issuance of obligations the income from which is excluded from gross income under title 26 and which obligations were originally issued before October 1, 1993 ; or (bb) obtained from collections or default reimbursements on, or interest or other income pertaining to, eligible loans made or purchased with funds described in division (aa), or from income on the investment of such funds; and (II) are— (aa) financed by such an obligation that, after September 30, 2004 , has matured or been retired or defeased; (bb) refinanced after September 30, 2004 , with funds obtained from a source other than funds described in subclause (I) of this clause; or (cc) sold or transferred to any other holder after September 30, 2004 . (vi) Notwithstanding clauses (i), (ii), and (v), but subject to clause (vii), the quarterly rate of the special allowance shall be the rate determined under subparagraph (A), (E), (F), (G), (H), or (I) of this paragraph, as the case may be, for a holder of loans— (I) that were made or purchased on or after February 8, 2006 ; or (II) that were not earning a quarterly rate of special allowance determined under clauses (i) or (ii) of subparagraph (B) of this paragraph as of February 8, 2006 . (vii) Clause (vi) shall be applied by substituting “ December 31, 2010 ” for “ February 8, 2006 ” in the case of a holder of loans that— (I) was, as of February 8, 2006 , and during the quarter for which the special allowance is paid, a unit of State or local government or a nonprofit private entity; (II) was, as of February 8, 2006 , and during such quarter, not owned or controlled by, or under common ownership or control with, a for-profit entity; and (III) held, directly or through any subsidiary, affiliate, or trustee, a total unpaid balance of principal equal to or less than $100,000,000 on loans for which special allowances were paid under this subparagraph in the most recent quarterly payment prior to September 30, 2005 . (C) (i) In the case of loans made before October 1, 1992 , pursuant to section 1078–1 or 1078–2 of this title for which the interest rate is determined under section 1077a(c)(4) of this title , a special allowance shall not be paid unless the rate determined for any 12-month period under subparagraph (B) of such section exceeds 12 percent. (ii) Subject to subparagraphs (G), (H), and (I), in the case of loans disbursed on or after October 1, 1992 , pursuant to section 1078–1 1 or 1078–2 of this title for which the interest rate is determined under section 1077a(c)(4) of this title , a special allowance shall not be paid unless the rate determined for any 12-month period under section 1077a(c)(4)(B) of this title exceeds— (I) 11 percent in the case of a loan under section 1078–1 1 of this title; or (II) 10 percent in the case of a loan under section 1078–2 of this title . (D) (i) In the case of loans made or purchased directly from funds loaned or advanced pursuant to a qualified State obligation, subparagraph (A)(iii) shall be applied by substituting “3.5 percent” for “3.10 percent”. (ii) For the purpose of division (i) of this subparagraph, the term “qualified State obligation” means— (I) an obligation of the Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation to the Student Loan Marketing Association pursuant to an agreement entered into on January 31, 1984 ; or (II) an obligation of the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation to the South Carolina National Bank pursuant to an agreement entered into on July 30, 1986 . (E) In the case of any loan for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(g)(2) of this title , subparagraph (A)(iii) shall be applied by substituting “2.5 percent” for “3.10 percent”. (F) Subject to paragraph (4), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection on loans for which the applicable rate of interest is determined under section 1077a(h) of this title shall be computed (i) by determining the applicable bond equivalent rate of the security with a comparable maturity, as established by the Secretary, (ii) by subtracting the applicable interest rates on such loans from such applicable bond equivalent rate, (iii) by adding 1.0 percent to the resultant percent, and (iv) by dividing the resultant percent by 4. If such computation produces a number less than zero, such loans shall be subject to section 1077a(i) of this title . (G) Loans disbursed between july 1, 1998 , and october 1, 1998 .— (i) In general .— Subject to paragraph (4) and clauses (ii), (iii), and (iv) of this subparagraph, and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection on loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 1998 , and before October 1, 1998 , shall be computed— (I) by determining the average of the bond equivalent rates of 91-day Treasury bills auctioned for such 3-month period; (II) by subtracting the applicable interest rates on such loans from such average bond equivalent rate; (III) by adding 2.8 percent to the resultant percent; and (IV) by dividing the resultant percent by 4. (ii) In school and grace period .— In the case of any loan for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 1998 , and before October 1, 1998 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(j)(2) of this title , clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “2.2 percent” for “2.8 percent”. (iii) PLUS loans .— In the case of any loan for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 1998 , and before October 1, 1998 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(j)(3) of this title , clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “3.1 percent” for “2.8 percent”, subject to clause (v) of this subparagraph. (iv) Consolidation loans .— This subparagraph shall not apply in the case of any consolidation loan. (v) Limitation on special allowances for PLUS loans .— In the case of PLUS loans made under section 1078–2 of this title and disbursed on or after July 1, 1998 , and before October 1, 1998 , for which the interest rate is determined under 1077a(j)(3) of this title, a special allowance shall not be paid for such loan for such unless the rate determined under subparagraph (A) of such section (without regard to subparagraph (B) of such section) exceeds 9.0 percent. (H) Loans disbursed on or after october 1, 1998 , and before january 1, 2000 .— (i) In general .— Subject to paragraph (4) and clauses (ii), (iii), and (iv) of this subparagraph, and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection on loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , shall be computed— (I) by determining the average of the bond equivalent rates of 91-day Treasury bills auctioned for such 3-month period; (II) by subtracting the applicable interest rates on such loans from such average bond equivalent rate; (III) by adding 2.8 percent to the resultant percent; and (IV) by dividing the resultant percent by 4. (ii) In school and grace period .— In the case of any loan for which the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(k)(2) of this title , clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “2.2 percent” for “2.8 percent”. (iii) PLUS loans .— In the case of any loan for which the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(k)(3) of this title , clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “3.1 percent” for “2.8 percent”, subject to clause (v) of this subparagraph. (iv) Consolidation loans .— In the case of any consolidation loan for which the application is received by an eligible lender on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , and for which the applicable interest rate is determined under section 1077a(k)(4) of this title , clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “3.1 percent” for “2.8 percent”, subject to clause (vi) of this subparagraph. (v) Limitation on special allowances for plus loans .— In the case of PLUS loans made under section 1078–2 of this title and first disbursed on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , for which the interest rate is determined under section 1077a(k)(3) of this title , a special allowance shall not be paid for such loan during any 12-month period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 unless, on the June 1 preceding such July 1— (I) the bond equivalent rate of 91-day Treasury bills auctioned at the final auction held prior to such June 1 (as determined by the Secretary for purposes of such section); plus (II) 3.1 percent, exceeds 9.0 percent. (vi) Limitation on special allowances for consolidation loans .— In the case of consolidation loans made under section 1078–3 of this title and for which the application is received on or after October 1, 1998 , and before January 1, 2000 , for which the interest rate is determined under section 1077a(k)(4) of this title , a special allowance shall not be paid for such loan during any 3-month period ending March 31, June 30, September 30, or December 31 unless— (I) the average of the bond equivalent rate of 91-day Treasury bills auctioned for such 3-month period; plus (II) 3.1 percent, exceeds the rate determined under section 1077a(k)(4) of this title . (I) Loans disbursed on or after january 1, 2000 , and before july 1, 2010 .— (i) In general .— Notwithstanding subparagraphs (G) and (H), but subject to paragraph (4) and the following clauses of this subparagraph, and except as provided in subparagraph (B), the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection on loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after January 1, 2000 , and before July 1, 2010 , shall be computed— (I) by determining the average of the bond equivalent rates of the quotes of the 3-month commercial paper (financial) rates in effect for each of the days in such quarter as reported by the Federal Reserve in Publication H–15 (or its successor) for such 3-month period; (II) by subtracting the applicable interest rates on such loans from the rate determined under subclause (I) (in accordance with clause (vii)); (III) by adding 2.34 percent to the resultant percent; and (IV) by dividing the resultant percent by 4. (ii) In school and grace period .— In the case of any loan— (I) for which the first disbursement is made on or after January 1, 2000 , and before July 1, 2006 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(k)(2) of this title ; or (II) for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2006 , and before July 1, 2010 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(l)(1) or (l)(4) of this title, but only with respect to (aa) periods prior to the beginning of the repayment period of the loan; or (bb) during the periods in which principal need not be paid (whether or not such principal is in fact paid) by reason of a provision described in section 1077(a)(2)(C) or 1078(b)(1)(M) of this title ; clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “1.74 percent” for “2.34 percent”. (iii) PLUS loans .— In the case of any loan for which the first disbursement is made on or after January 1, 2000 , and before July 1, 2010 , and for which the applicable rate of interest is described in section 1077a(k)(3) or (l)(2) of this title, clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “2.64 percent” for “2.34 percent”. (iv) Consolidation loans .— In the case of any consolidation loan for which the application is received by an eligible lender on or after January 1, 2000 , and that is disbursed before July 1, 2010 , and for which the applicable interest rate is determined under section 1077a(k)(4) or (l)(3) of this title, clause (i)(III) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “2.64 percent” for “2.34 percent”. (v) Recapture of excess interest.— (I) Excess credited .— With respect to a loan on which the applicable interest rate is determined under subsection (k) or (l) of section 1077a of this title and for which the first disbursement of principal is made on or after April 1, 2006 , and before July 1, 2010 , if the applicable interest rate for any 3-month period exceeds the special allowance support level applicable to such loan under this subparagraph for such period, then an adjustment shall be made by calculating the excess interest in the amount computed under subclause (II) of this clause, and by crediting the excess interest to the Government not less often than annually. (II) Calculation of excess .— The amount of any adjustment of interest on a loan to be made under this subsection for any quarter shall be equal to— (aa) the applicable interest rate minus the special allowance support level determined under this subparagraph; multiplied by (bb) the average daily principal balance of the loan (not including unearned interest added to principal) during such calendar quarter; divided by (cc) four. (III) Special allowance support level .— For purposes of this clause, the term “special allowance support level” means, for any loan, a number expressed as a percentage equal to the sum of the rates determined under subclauses (I) and (III) of clause (i), and applying any substitution rules applicable to such loan under clauses (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi), and (vii) in determining such sum. (vi) Reduction for loans disbursed on or after october 1, 2007 , and before july 1, 2010 .— With respect to a loan on which the applicable interest rate is determined under section 1077a( l ) of this title and for which the first disbursement of principal is made on or after October 1, 2007 , and before July 1, 2010 , the special allowance payment computed pursuant to this subparagraph shall be computed— (I) for loans held by an eligible lender not described in subclause (II)— (aa) by substituting “1.79 percent” for “2.34 percent” each place the term appears in this subparagraph; (bb) by substituting “1.19 percent” for “1.74 percent” in clause (ii); (cc) by substituting “1.79 percent” for “2.64 percent” in clause (iii); and (dd) by substituting “2.09 percent” for “2.64 percent” in clause (iv); and (II) for loans held by an eligible not-for-profit holder— (aa) by substituting “1.94 percent” for “2.34 percent” each place the term appears in this subparagraph; (bb) by substituting “1.34 percent” for “1.74 percent” in clause (ii); (cc) by substituting “1.94 percent” for “2.64 percent” in clause (iii); and (dd) by substituting “2.24 percent” for “2.64 percent” in clause (iv). (vii) Revised calculation rule to reflect financial market conditions.— (I) Calculation based on LIBOR .— For the calendar quarter beginning on April 1, 2012 and each subsequent calendar quarter, in computing the special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection with respect to loans described in subclause (II), clause (i)(I) of this subparagraph shall be applied by substituting “of the 1-month London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for United States dollars in effect for each of the days in such quarter as compiled and released by the British Bankers Association” for “of the quotes of the 3-month commercial paper (financial) rates in effect for each of the days in such quarter as reported by the Federal Reserve in Publication H–15 (or its successor) for such 3-month period”. (II) Loans eligible for LIBOR-based calculation .— The special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection shall be calculated as described in subclause (I) with respect to special allowance payments for the 3-month period ending June 30, 2012 , and each succeeding 3-month period, on loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after January 1, 2000 , and before July 1, 2010 , if, not later than April 1, 2012 , the holder of the loan (or, if the holder acts as eligible lender trustee for the beneficial owner of the loan, the beneficial owner of the loan), affirmatively and permanently waives all contractual, statutory, or other legal rights to a special allowance paid pursuant to this subsection that is calculated using the formula in effect at the time the loans were first disbursed. (III) Terms of waiver.— (aa) In general .— A waiver pursuant to subclause (II) shall be in a form (printed or electronic) prescribed by the Secretary, and shall be applicable to— (AA) all loans described in such subclause that the lender holds solely in its own right under any lender identification number associated with the holder (pursuant to section 1094b of this title ); (BB) all loans described in such subclause for which the beneficial owner has the authority to make an election of a waiver under such subclause, regardless of the lender identification number associated with the loan or the lender that holds the loan as eligible lender trustee on behalf of such beneficial owner; and (CC) all future calculations of the special allowance on loans that, on the date of such waiver, are loans described in subitem (AA) or (BB), or that, after such date, become loans described in subitem (AA) or (BB). (bb) Exceptions .— Any waiver pursuant to subclause (II) that is elected for loans described in subitem (AA) or (BB) of item (aa) shall not apply to any loan described in such subitem for which the lender or beneficial owner of the loan demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that— (AA) in accordance with an agreement entered into before the date of enactment of this section by which such lender or owner is governed and that applies to such loans, such lender or owner is not legally permitted to make an election of such waiver with respect to such loans without the approval of one or more third parties with an interest in the loans, and that the lender or owner followed all available options under such agreement to obtain such approval, and was unable to do so; or (BB) such lender or beneficial owner presented the proposal of electing such a waiver applicable to such loans associated with an obligation rated by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (as defined in section 78c(a)(62) of title 15 ), and such rating organization provided a written opinion that the agency would downgrade the rating applicable to such obligation if the lender or owner elected such a waiver.

Source

20 USC § 1087-1(b)(2)


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