In-state tuition; limitation on eligibility. (SB542)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-state tuition; limitation on eligibility.  Provides that students entitled to in-state tuition will be assessed a surcharge upon satisfactorily completing 125% of credit hours needed to obtain a degree in the student's chosen program. The surcharge will be an amount calculated to equal 100% of the average cost of the student's education at the relevant institution less tuition and mandatory educational and general fee charges assessed to a student meeting Virginia domiciliary status who has not exceeded 125 % of such credit hours. Certain courses and credit hours are excluded from the calculation of the 125% of the credit hours needed to satisfy the degree requirements for the "credit hour threshold," e.g., remedial courses and credits obtained through advanced placement or international baccalaureate programs or dual enrollment while in high school.  A waiver of the surcharge may be granted by the relevant institution, in accordance with the guidelines and criteria established by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Waiver criteria may include, but need not be limited to, illness or disability or active service in the armed forces of the United States. A second enactment clause requires SCHEV to revise its guidelines for determining in-state tuition charges, which are not subject to the Administrative Process Act, to include these requirements by July 1, 2006, including, but not limited to, notice to students who may be or may become subject to the surcharge and determinations of extenuating circumstances. Read the Bill »


04/06/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062001824
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB542)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 062062824-S1
02/09/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
02/10/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062062824-S1
02/13/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB542S1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (37-Y 3-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB542S1)
03/06/2006Reported from Education (19-Y 2-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Passed House (57-Y 35-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 35-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB542ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB542ER)
04/06/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 806 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)