Tuition, in-state; person holding student or other temporary visa may establish eligibility. (HB2616)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that a person holding a student or other temporary visa may establish eligibility for in-state tuition by providing evidence that he (i) has resided in Virginia for at least five years, (ii) has received a high school diploma from a public school in Virginia or a GED certificate, (iii) is enrolled as a student in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth, (iv) has paid Virginia state income taxes for at least one year prior to the date of enrollment, and (v) has filed an affidavit with the college or university where he is enrolled that he will make application for permanent residency within 90 days of the date in which he becomes eligible to do so. This bill also affords the same rights and benefits to such students as those who are otherwise eligible for in-state tuition. The State Council of Higher Education and the Board of the Virginia Community College System are required to develop guidelines for providing eligibility for in-state tuition and state financial aid to persons holding a student or other temporary visa. Information provided by such persons to establish eligibility for in-state tuition in accordance with the provisions of the legislation may not be disclosed without the written permission of the person who is the subject of the inquiry. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 094190552
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2009Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
02/03/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Education