2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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VCCS Enterprise Account for Distance Educ. (language only)

Item 229 #1c

Item 229 #1c

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Community College System

Page 188, after line 24, insert:
"The Virginia Community College System is authorized to establish a self-supporting "instructional enterprise" fund to account for the revenues and expenditures of distance education classes offered to students at locations outside the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Consistent with the self-supporting concept of an "enterprise fund," student tuition and fee revenues for distance education  students at locations outside Virginia shall exceed all direct and indirect costs of providing instruction to those students.  Tuition and fee rates to meet this requirement shall be established by the State Board for Community Colleges. Revenue and expenditures of the fund shall be accounted for in such a manner as to be auditable by the Auditor of Public Accounts.  Revenues in excess of expenditures shall be retained in the fund to support the entire community college distance education program.  Full-time equivalent students generated through these programs shall be accounted for separately.  Additionally, revenues which remain unexpended on the last day of the previous biennium and the last day of the first year of the current biennium shall be reappropriated and allotted for expenditure in the respective succeeding fiscal year."

(This amendment will allow the State Board for Community Colleges to establish a separate, self-supporting fund for its distance education program and to set tuition for nonresident students at a rate that accounts for all direct and indirect costs of providing instruction to those students.)