Tuition, in-state; students granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (HB1478)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-state tuition; students granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Declares that absent congressional intent to the contrary, any person granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has the capacity to intend to remain in Virginia indefinitely and, therefore, is eligible for Virginia domicile and for in-state tuition charges at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102715D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1478)
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/10/2015Left in Education


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation clarifying that students granted deferred action status can establish domicile and be eligible for in-state tuition.