2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:71B-42 - NJBEST scholarship; conditions.
18A:71B-42 NJBEST scholarship; conditions.
18A:71B-42. NJBEST Scholarship; Conditions.
a. An amount of no less than $500 shall be provided by the State for the qualified higher education expenses of a designated beneficiary at the time of a qualified withdrawal provided that:
(1) the contributor demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the authority, that the contributor participated in the program for at least four years by making a qualifying minimum initial deposit or qualifying minimum annual contributions, or both, as shall be determined by the authority, for a designated beneficiary;
(2) the designated beneficiary demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the authority, attendance or enrollment in a higher education institution in this State, at the time of initial attendance or enrollment in the higher education institution; and
(3) either the contributor, if an individual, or the designated beneficiary demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the authority, that the contributor or designated beneficiary is a New Jersey resident.
b. The amount provided under subsection a. of this section shall meet the requirements of a qualified scholarship within the meaning of section 117 of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C.s.117, for a designated beneficiary satisfying the requirements of subsection a. of this section.
c. A designated beneficiary shall not receive more than one State scholarship provided pursuant to subsection a. of this section.