Title 16: Education
Chapter 87: GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIP, AND EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS
16 V.S.A. § 2843. Applications, certificates, and reports
§ 2843. Applications, certificates, and reports
(a) The recipient must apply for an incentive grant at least annually. Grants may be for a maximum of five full-time equivalent school years.
(b) Each applicant for an incentive grant shall furnish a certificate of income with the application. Attached to the certificate shall be a form of consent, executed by the student and any other required persons, granting permission to the Vermont commissioner of taxes to disclose the income tax information required by subsection (c) of this section.
(c) The Vermont commissioner of taxes, when requested by the corporation, shall compare any certificate filed pursuant to this subchapter with the state income tax returns filed by the persons making such certificate and shall report any instances of discrepancy to the corporation.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter or other applicable law or court order, or by agreement of the applicant, certificates and reports made to the corporation under this section shall be confidential, and it shall be unlawful for anyone to divulge the amount of income or any particulars set forth in a certificate or any report made to an applicant or the corporation. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the publication of statistical data as long as the identification of particular individuals, certificates, and reports is prevented. (1965, No. 198, § 5(b), (d), (e), (f); amended 1967, No. 131, § 5; 1967, No. 371 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 27, 1968; 2003, No. 86 (Adj. Sess.), § 13.)