Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; amount of grant. (SB429)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program; amount of grant. Provides that the amount of the Two-Year College Transfer Grant an eligible student receives shall be based on the difference between the costs of tuition and mandatory educational and general fees paid by the recipient at a Virginia community college and either (i) for a student who transfers to a public institution of higher education, the cost of such tuition and fees at the public institution of higher education to which he has transferred or (ii) for a student who transfers to a private institution of higher education, the average cost of such tuition and fees at a Virginia four-year public institution of higher education. Current law provides for a fixed annual grant of $1,000 with an additional $1,000 per year for students pursuing certain undergraduate degrees. The bill also broadens eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program by including students whose Expected Family Contribution, as calculated by the federal government using the family's financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is no more than $12,000. Currently, the program is available only to students whose Expected Family Contribution is no more than $8,000. Amends § 23-38.10:10, § 23-38.10:11, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103424D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB429)
01/23/2014Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB429)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104775D-S1
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104775D-S1
02/06/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2014Amendments by Senator Hanger agreed to
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB429ES1
02/06/2014Printed as engrossed 14104775D-ES1
02/07/2014Passed by for the day
02/10/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB429ES1)
02/19/2014Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
03/03/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/04/2014Left in Appropriations