2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Tuition and Fee Policy (language only)

Item 4-2.01 #1h

Item 4-2.01 #1h

Nongeneral Fund Revenues

Page 438, after line 39, insert:
"9.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that in-state students at Virginia's community colleges pay 20 percent of the cost of their education, and that in-state undergraduates at the other public institutions of higher education pay 25 percent of the cost of their education."

(This amendment restores language stating the General Assembly's policy on the appropriate share of total educational costs that should be borne by Virginia undergraduate students. Currently, the percent of cost paid by students varies considerably from institution to institution. Restoration of a policy on the percent of cost provides uniformity across institutions. In 1999, the General Assembly provided additional funds to phase in this policy. This language was part of the 1999 Appropriation Act (Chapter 935) but was not included in the introduced budget bill.)