Tuition, in-state; eligibility for dependents of civilian personnel of the military. (HB300)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for in-state tuition; dependents of civilian personnel of the military.  Provides that dependent students of civilians employed by the United States Department of Defense who transfer to a military base in Virginia to avoid the loss of employment will be eligible for in-state or reduced tuition from the date of the parent's or guardian's reassignment to a military base in the Commonwealth. This bill further provides that in the event the parent or guardian is transferred to a military base outside of Virginia before the end of any academic year, the student will continue to be eligible for in-state tuition until the end of the relevant academic year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100111D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2010Assigned Education sub: #4 Higher Education and Arts
01/26/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB300)
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Education


Jane writes:

As a military family with a high school senior that has lived in 6 states in 6 years, I cannot tell you how important this bill is. It should be reintroduced, and get military families to testify to the need to accommodate the dependents who have no choice but to move, and no hope of going to school near their family with laws like this, no time to build "loyalties" to state schools. . . I have been planning on previous Virginia state law regarding instate tuition, have spent hundreds of hours preparing my daughter for early enrollment in a VA school, only to find out now that the rules have changed, and we can no longer afford to follow that path. Shame on you, Virginia, of all states!!