Higher educational institutions, baccalaureate; fixed in-state tuition rates. (HB249)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Baccalaureate public institutions of higher education; fixed in-state tuition rates. Requires the governing board of each baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to annually establish a fixed in-state tuition rate for each incoming first year or transfer undergraduate Virginia student and declares eligible for such rate (i) each incoming first year student enrolled in a four-year baccalaureate degree program for four academic years or any portion or term thereof and (ii) each incoming transfer student enrolled in a four-year baccalaureate degree program for the remainder of the academic years or any portion or term thereof during which he makes satisfactory progress toward completing such degree program, provided that any such first year or transfer student maintains continuous enrollment. The bill permits such governing boards to grant (a) an exception to the requirement for continuous enrollment on a case-by-case basis to students whose enrollment is substantially disrupted or (b) any other exception to the foregoing requirements that the governing board deems appropriate, including an exception for eligible students who are enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs that require five academic years to complete. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103220D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB249)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Education