Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 42. Postsecondary Education
Section 200. General Powers.
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AS 14.42.200. General Powers.

In addition to other powers granted in this chapter, the corporation may

(1) sue and be sued in its own name;

(2) adopt an official seal;

(3) adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(4) make and execute agreements, contracts, and other instruments necessary or convenient in the exercise of the powers and functions of the corporation, including contracts with a person or governmental entity;

(5) receive, take, hold, and administer, on behalf of the corporation and for any of its purposes, any appropriation, gift, grant, bequest, devise, or donation of real property or personal property if that obligation of the corporation is not a debt of the state; in this paragraph, "property" includes

(A) money; and

(B) life estates, leases, or other interests in property;

(6) borrow money as provided in this chapter to carry out its corporate purposes and issue its obligations as evidence of the borrowing;

(7) include in a borrowing the amounts to pay financing charges, interest on the obligations for a period not exceeding one year after the date on which the corporation estimates funds will otherwise be available to pay the interest, consultant, advisory, and legal fees, and other expenses necessary or incident to the borrowing;

(8) invest or reinvest, subject to its contracts with noteholders and bondholders, money held by the corporation as set out in AS 37.10.071 ;

(9) set and collect interest, fees, and charges in connection with education loans or repayment obligations held by the corporation and its servicing agents; in this paragraph, "charges" includes costs of financing by the corporation, service charges, insurance premiums, and other costs incurred by the corporation in carrying out its corporate purposes;

(10) gather information on postsecondary education financial resources available to residents of this state and disseminate the information to reasonably assure that qualified residents are aware of those financial resources;

(11) service education loans and repayment obligations held by the corporation;

(12) purchase or participate in the purchase of education loans;

(13) contract in advance for the purchase or sale of education loans;

(14) sell or participate in the sale, either public or private and on terms authorized by the board, of education loans to the Student Loan Marketing Association or to other purchasers;

(15) collect and pay reasonable fees and charges in connection with the purchase, sale, and servicing of education loans and repayment obligations;

(16) enter into agreements with the federal government, including guaranty agreements and supplemental guaranty agreements as described in 20 U.S.C. 1001 - 1155, as amended, as necessary to provide for the receipt by the corporation of administrative allowances and other benefits available under 20 U.S.C. 1001 - 1155, as amended;

(17) administer federal money allotted to the state involving insured education loans and related administrative costs and other matters;

(18) enter into agreements with the commission relating to education loans and repayment obligations, the administration of the financial aid and loan programs under AS 14.43.091 - 14.43.750, 14.43.990, and AS 14.44, and the payment of and security for bonds of the corporation;

(19) to the extent permitted under contracts with bondholders, consent to the modification of the rate of interest, time of payment of an installment of principal or interest, or other terms of an education loan or repayment obligation held by the corporation;

(20) procure insurance against any loss in connection with the operation of its programs;

(21) provide advisory services to borrowers and other participants in the corporation's programs;

(22) enter into credit facility agreements and make pledges, covenants, and agreements with respect to the repayment of borrowings under the credit facility agreements;

(23) develop and implement education financing programs; in this paragraph, "programs" includes

(A) programs listed in AS 14.42.030 (b)(1);

(B) programs for the guaranteeing, servicing, originating, and financing of education loans for borrowers located both inside and outside the state; and

(C) federal financial aid programs made under federal law; and

(24) perform acts that may be necessary or appropriate to carry out effectively the general objectives and purposes of the corporation under AS 14.42.100 - 14.42.990.

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