Higher educational institutions, public; eligibility for in-state tuition. (SB935)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that any student is eligible for in-state tuition who (i) attended high school for at least two years in the Commonwealth and either (a) graduated on or after July 1, 2008, from a public or private high school or program of home instruction in the Commonwealth or (b) passed, on or after July 1, 2008, a high school equivalency examination approved by the Secretary of Education; (ii) 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 two years prior to the date of registration or enrollment; and (iii) registers as an entering student or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. The bill states that students who meet these criteria shall be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, except students with currently valid visas issued under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15)(F), 1101(a)(15)(H)(iii), 1101(a)(15)(J) (including only students or trainees), or 1101(a)(15)(M). Information obtained in the implementation of the provisions of the bill shall only be used or disclosed to individuals other than the student for purposes of determining in-state tuition eligibility. This bill is identical to HB 1547. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104686D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB935)
01/21/2020Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20106793D-S1
01/30/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB935S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106793D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB935S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB935ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB935ER)
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1547.