Higher educational institutions; full or partial tuition waiver for dependent children of faculty. (SB1290)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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 if sufficient funds are available in the Dependent Children of University and College Faculty Reduced Tuition Fund, which is created in the bill. The waiver would be valid at any public institution of higher education in Virginia. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103029D
01/15/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1290)
01/23/2013Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/28/2013Rereferred from Education and Health (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104759D-S1
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1290S1)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104759D-S1
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1290S1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2013Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2013Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2013Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/15/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in Appropriations


This bill mentions Norfolk, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Tarrallton Community Park, Norfolk, University of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Radford University, Radford, Richard Bland College, Petersburg, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, George Mason University, Fairfax.


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 18 minutes.


Mike Johnson writes:

What about staff? Faculty are already overpaid and underworked. This has to either include faculty and staff or neither at all.

Steve writes:

This bill should be passed. Faculty members at many state schools have gone without a raise for almost 6 years. We are starting to lose some of the best, particularly younger faculty members to other states. The benefits to the state of Virginia include keeping the children of faculty in the state schools, improving the ability of the state schools to keep these often highly qualified students at state schools. Since VT and UVA are so competitive, they have little need to offer top-notch financial aid to these students, who are considered lower middle class by the private schools that really want them and offer incredible packages.

Bill writes:

Staff members have also gone almost 6 years withouth a raise. If faculty want more money elsewhere, let them leave. Either include staff with faculty in this bill or scarp it.

Steve writes:

This bill has been under consideration for many years. I don't know how the inclusion of staff in the mix has been considered. Should the children of administrators be included?