Students; eligibility for in-state tuition. (HB2123)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; eligibility for in-state tuition. Provides that students who meet the criteria in the Code of Virginia that determines eligibility for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall also be deemed to be domiciled in the Commonwealth. The bill also provides that all such students shall be afforded the same educational benefits, including access to state financial assistance programs, as any other individual who is eligible for in-state tuition. The bill has a delayed effective date of August 1, 2022, and directs the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in coordination with institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth, to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


01/25/2021: In Subcommittee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102859D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2021Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2123)
01/25/2021Reported from Education with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103245D-H1
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2021Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2123H1)

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