Students; eligibility for in-state tuition. (SB1387)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; certain students; financial assistance programs. Provides that students who meet the criteria to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their citizenship or immigration status shall be afforded the same educational benefits, including financial assistance programs administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges, or a public institution of higher education, as any other individual who is eligible for in-state tuition. The bill 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. The bill has a delayed effective date of August 1, 2022, and is identical to HB 2123. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102759D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2021Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/18/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103212D-S1
01/21/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1387S1)
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103212D-S1
01/29/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1387S1
02/01/2021Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/10/2021Reported from Education (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed House (58-Y 42-N)
02/15/2021VOTE: Passage (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1387ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1387ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 22, 2021
02/22/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 108 (effective 8/1/22)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0108)