Dependent Children of University and College Faculty Reduced Tuition Program; created. (SB104)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Higher education; partial tuition waiver for dependent children of faculty.  Requires public institutions of higher education to grant a 50 percent tuition waiver to dependent students of current full-time faculty members who have been employed full time by any one or more public Virginia colleges or universities for an aggregate period of at least seven years. The waiver would be valid at any public institution of higher education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100593D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB104)
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105129D-S1
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2012Committee amendment rejected
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105129D-S1
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB104S1
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB104S1)
03/05/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 32 seconds.


Kevin Handley writes:

Thank you for supporting this bill. I am a community college professor with three children and this partial waiver will provide the help our family needs to send our children to college in Virginia. Your support for this bill speaks volumes about how much you appreciate the work we do as public college professors.

Teresa Quesinberry writes:

I appreciate Virginia's government officials thinking about this, but what about children of full-time classified staff members? Especially those who have worked in higher education institutions for many years. No disrespect to faculty, but their salaries afford them better opportunities for their children in higher education, especially those who teach in four-year institutions. I can't speak to those who teach in the community college system. Our combined income is too much for our children to get work study or grant money, so when our daughters finish their undergraduate degrees, they have probably $20,000 or more in student loans to repay. And, we are still paying for our first daughter's education who graduated in 2004. This bill should be extended to include full-time classified staff, even if only for those who have worked for higher education institutions for 15 years or more.

Robert writes:

Absolutely Not!!!!! What an INSULT to private wage earners of Virginia. Unbelivable. The Commonwealth is going to reward some of its children, but not mine? Without the private sector paying all those taxes, there would be no public higher education.

Cole writes:

I am a staff employee at a 4 year university I instruct a lab and instruct around 700 students a year.When I first started reading the artical about this I was surprised and excited but it was short.It was insulting that someone that is in office to represent me thought my child was less of a investment than a person that can move here and be compensated 4 times my wages a year.Our representitives need to remember what they are there for.Me personally I know one that will never receive my vote again.

Jay writes:

Any idea why it failed in the House? Seems like it sailed through the Senate.