Alaska Statutes.
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 40. The University of Alaska, the Community Colleges, and the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation
Section 809. Powers and Duties of the University of Alaska.
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AS 14.40.809. Powers and Duties of the University of Alaska.

(a) The Board of Regents of the University of Alaska may contract with a purchaser for the purchase of advance college tuition credits for the payment of tuition and other qualified higher education expenses for a beneficiary of any age to attend a branch of the university or other eligible educational institution to which the beneficiary is admitted. A purchaser and a beneficiary may be the same person.

(b) The board shall

(1) make appropriate arrangements as necessary to fulfill the board's obligations under an advance college tuition savings contract;

(2) establish and adopt a formal plan for administration of the advance college tuition savings program; the terms and conditions of the plan shall be considered a part of an advance college tuition savings contract;

(3) establish investment objectives, criteria, and asset allocation guidelines for the fund based on prudent institutional investor guidelines and actuarial analysis of the earnings requirements for the advance college tuition savings plan;

(4) enter into contracts or agreements considered necessary for the investment of the fund, including contracts or agreements with investment managers, consultants, and other custodians of the fund;

(5) engage a financial advisor to annually report on the investment performance of the fund;

(6) engage an independent firm of certified public accountants to audit the financial position of the fund;

(7) do all acts, whether or not expressly authorized, that the board considers necessary or proper in administering the assets of the fund;

(8) enter into reciprocal agreements with Sheldon Jackson College, Alaska Pacific University, and other eligible educational institutions or state tuition programs that the board determines to be beneficial to the advance college tuition savings program;

(9) coordinate savings options established under the Alaska advance college tuition savings program and the administration of the fund with the Alaska Higher Education Savings Trust (AS 14.40.802 ) including the creation of common administrative and record-keeping systems, marketing programs, and operating reserves.

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