Tuition, in-state; prohibited for certain individuals. (SB677)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-state tuition rates; prohibited for certain individuals. Prohibits the board of visitors or other governing body of a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth from authorizing in-state tuition rates for individuals who are not citizens or nationals of the United States, are unlawfully present in the United States, or do not possess a valid visa. However, a new subsection provides that, notwithstanding the provisions regarding the governing bodies' mandates, any person meeting certain conditions will be eligible for instate tuition, i.e., resided in Virginia while attending high school; graduated from a public or private high school in Virginia; resided in the Commonwealth for at least three years on the date of high school graduation; registered in an institution of higher education; provided an affidavit stating that he has filed an application to become a permanent resident of the United States and is actively pursuing such permanent residency or will do so as soon as he is eligible; and has submitted evidence that he or, in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis, has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least three years prior to the date of enrollment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066708732
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB677)
02/09/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 061036732-S1
02/10/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2006Passed by for the day
02/14/2006Read second time
02/14/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2006Committee substitute agreed to 061036732-S1
02/14/2006Passed by temporarily
02/14/2006Floor substitute printed 062066784-S2 (O'Brien)
02/14/2006Substitute by Senator O'Brien withdrawn 062066784-S2
02/14/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2006Amendment by Senator O'Brien rejected
02/14/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB677S1
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
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 (SB677S1)
03/06/2006Continued to 2007 in Education
12/08/2006Left in Education