Higher educational institutions; fixed four-year tuition rate. (SB806)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron 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 Virginia 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) a 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 freshman undergraduate students, the eligibility of transfer 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 students applying to the relevant institution that clearly and concisely explains program eligibility and costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100726D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB806)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed to Web only 15104804D-S1
02/05/2015Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Incorporates SB1183