Higher educational institutions, four-year; fixed tuition rate. (SB1183)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; fixed four-year tuition rate. Requires the board of visitors of four-year public institutions of higher education to prospectively fix the cost of tuition, room and board, and other mandatory fees for incoming in-state freshman undergraduate students for four consecutive years under the following conditions: (i) eligible students shall be enrolled full time and remain continuously enrolled as full-time students for the period of eligibility; (ii) an in-state class rate is annually established, in accordance with any requirements set forth in the appropriation act; (iii) rules are clearly established to address the eligibility of in-state freshman undergraduate students and any unforeseen circumstances that may require eligible students to take a leave of absence from the institution; and (iv) information is disseminated to all in-state students applying to the relevant institution that clearly and concisely explains program eligibility and costs. Read the Bill »


02/05/2015: Merged into SB806


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102055D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1183)
02/05/2015Incorporated by Education and Health (SB806-Stanley) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)