Tuition, in-state; eligibility, certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency. (HB343)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for in-state tuition; certain individuals who have applied for permanent residency. Declares eligible for in-state tuition any individual who (i) graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or passed a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education; (ii) registers as an entering student or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education; (iii) has submitted evidence that he or, in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least one year prior to the date of registration or enrollment; and (iv) provides an affidavit to the public institution of higher education in which he has registered as an entering student or is enrolled stating that he has filed an application to become a permanent resident of the United States and is actively pursuing such permanent residency or will do so as soon as he becomes eligible for such permanent residency. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101986D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB343)
02/13/2018Left in Rules


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would make actual residents of Virginia who graduate from Virginia schools and pay taxes eligible for in-state tuition regardless of immigration status.