Commonwealth College Completion Fund and Program; established. (HB694)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth College Completion Fund and Program; established. Establishes the Commonwealth College Completion Fund (the Fund) and Program (the Program) for the purpose of administering funds to students enrolled as full-time or part-time students at public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Under the bill, such funds shall be administered to assist students with satisfying non-tuition financial transactions and costs that are preventing such students from reenrolling or signing up for courses with the institution required to complete the student's certification or degree. The bill requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to administer the Program and with input from the institutions of higher education, set guidelines for (i) what types of financial transactions and costs are eligible to be covered through the Program, (ii) criteria that students must satisfy to be eligible for the Program; and (iii) any limits on money to be disbursed through the Fund per person or per covered cost. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103922D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/27/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2022Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2022Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB694)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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