Tuition, in-state; eligibility of student, approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (SB1233)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-state tuition; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Establishes that a student shall be eligible for in-state tuition if (i) he has provided an affidavit to the public institution of higher education for which he has registered stating that he has been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, (ii) he has graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or has received a General Education Development (GED) certificate in the Commonwealth, (iii) he has resided in the Commonwealth for at least three years immediately preceding his registration as an entering student in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth, and (iv) he 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 »


01/31/2013: Merged into SB1090


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103751D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2013Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1233)
01/31/2013Incorporated by Education and Health (SB1090-McEachin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU strongly supports this legislation that allows students who have been granted Deferred Action status to qualify for in-state tuition if they have graduated from Virginia schools, lived in Virginia for three years, and are taxpayers or who are children of Virginia taxpayers.