(a) Any participant may cancel a participation agreement at will. A participant shall be entitled to a refund upon cancellation thereof of an amount equal to the then current market value of the amount of all contributions made to his or her account.
(b) Upon the occurrence of any of the following circumstances, no penalty shall be levied by the Scholarshare trust in the event of cancellation of a participation agreement:
(1) Death or disability of the beneficiary.
(2) The beneficiary's receipt of a scholarship or allowance or payment described in Section 25A(g)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code received by the designated beneficiary, to the extent that the amount refunded does not exceed the amount of the scholarship, allowance, or payment.
(c) In the event of cancellation of a participation agreement for any of the causes listed in subdivision (b), the participant shall be entitled to a refund equal to the then current market value of the amount of all contributions made by the participant under the participation agreement.
(d) Any cancellation of a participation agreement shall be deemed to be made as of the close of business for the calendar month during which notice of the cancellation is received by the board, and the current market value of contributions as of that date shall be determined by utilizing the monthly report for that month pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 69984.
(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 406, Sec. 4.)
Education Code 69984