Tuition, in-state; counting out-of-state students for certain purposes. (HB501)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Counting students granted in-state tuition for certain purposes. Requires students who live outside the Commonwealth, have been employed full time inside Virginia for at least one year, and were granted in-state tuition to be counted as in-state students for the purposes of determining college admissions, enrollment, and tuition and fee revenue policies. The bill requires (i) any person who is enrolled in certain programs, domiciled in, and entitled to reduced tuition charges in a Southern Regional Education Compact member state that has similar reciprocal provisions for persons domiciled in Virginia, (ii) any student from a foreign country who is enrolled in a foreign exchange program during the same period that an exchange student from the same state institution entitled to in-state tuition is attending the foreign institution, (iii) any high school or magnet school student who is enrolled in courses specifically designed as part of the high school or magnet school curriculum in a community college pursuant to a dual enrollment agreement, and (iv) any active duty members, activated guard or reservist members, or guard or reservist members mobilized or on temporary active orders for six months or more residing in Virginia granted in-state tuition to be counted as out-of-state students for the purposes of determining college admissions, enrollment, and tuition and fee revenue policies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102007D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB501)
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House (84-Y 14-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB501ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB501ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 762 (effective 7/1/14)
04/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0762)


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 1 minute.