Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; students eligible for grants. (HB573)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; grants. Makes several changes to the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (Program), including adding requirements that (i) each student eligible for the Program receive an award from the institution's appropriations for undergraduate student financial assistance before all other grants are awarded to students with equivalent remaining need,(ii) each eligible student receive an award in an amount greater than other grants awarded to students with equivalent remaining need, (iii) each eligible student receive a Program award in an amount greater than the award of each eligible student with equivalent remaining need in the next-lowest class level, and (iv) each Program award be determined by a proportionate award schedule adopted by each institution and vary according to each student's remaining need and the total of tuition, fees, and other necessary charges, including books. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101734D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB573)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB573)
01/27/2014Referred from Education
01/27/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2014Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/03/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Committee substitute printed 14104726D-H1
02/07/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104726D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB573H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB573H1)
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Rereferred to Finance
03/04/2014Left in Finance


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.