20 U.S. Code § 1091a - Statute of limitations, and State court judgments
A judgment of a State court for the recovery of money provided as grant, loan, or work assistance under this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42 that has been assigned or transferred to the Secretary under this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42 may be registered in any district court of the United States by filing a certified copy of the judgment and a copy of the assignment or transfer. A judgment so registered shall have the same force and effect, and may be enforced in the same manner, as a judgment of the district court of the district in which the judgment is registered.
This section shall not apply in the case of a student who is deceased, or to a deceased student’s estate or the estate of such student’s family. If a student is deceased, then the student’s estate or the estate of the student’s family shall not be required to repay any financial assistance under this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42, including interest paid on the student’s behalf, collection costs, or other charges specified in this subchapter and part C of subchapter I of chapter 34 of title 42.
A prior section 1091a, Pub. L. 89–329, title IV, § 484A, as added Pub. L. 99–272, title XVI, § 16033, Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 355, related to statute of limitations, collection costs, and defense of infancy, prior to the general revision of this part by Pub. L. 99–498.
Another prior section 1091a, Pub. L. 89–329, title V, § 502, as added Pub. L. 90–35, § 2(c), June 29, 1967, 81 Stat. 82; amended Pub. L. 91–230, title IV, § 401(h)(4), title VIII, § 802, Apr. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 174, 190; Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 141(c)(1)(A), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 285, established the National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development and set forth functions, composition, etc., of the Council, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–482, title I, § 151(a)(2), (b), Oct. 12, 1976, 90 Stat. 2151, effective Sept. 30, 1976.
2008—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110–315, § 486(1), added par. (3).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–315, § 486(2), added subsec. (d).
1998—Pub. L. 105–244, § 484(1), inserted “, and State court judgments” after “limitations” in section catchline.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–244, § 484(2), added subsec. (c).
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–26 amended subsec. (a) generally, substituting provisions eliminating statute of limitations for student loan collections for provisions establishing six year limitations period for collection of such loans.