Higher educational institutions; tuition lock certificate program. (HB1459)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher Education; tuition lock certificate program. Authorizes the governing bodies of the public institutions of higher education to establish, beginning with the 2006-2007 academic year, a tuition lock certificate (TLC) program that prospectively fixes the cost of tuition and fees for incoming undergraduate freshmen students for four consecutive years under the following conditions: (i) eligible students shall be enrolled full-time and remain continuously enrolled as full-time students for the period of eligibility for the TLC; (ii) a class rate is annually established, in accordance with any requirements set forth in the appropriation act; (iii) rules are clearly established for the TLC to address eligibility of undergraduate freshmen, the eligibility of transfer students, and any unforeseen circumstances that may require eligible students to take a leave of absence from the institution; and (iv) literature is disseminated to all students applying to the relevant institution that clearly and concisely explains program eligibility, costs, and terms vis-a-vis the costs associated with part-time enrollment. Any TLC program must provide a class rate for instate students and may also establish a higher class rate for out-of-state students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2006Presented and ordered printed 065711372
01/19/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1459)
02/15/2006Left in Education