2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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UMW - HAC Access and Affordability

Item 189 #1c

Item 189 #1c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Education: Higher Education
University of Mary Washington FY2017 $1,127,015 FY2018 $1,918,451 GF

Page 169, line 30, strike "$71,557,092" and insert "$72,684,107".
Page 169, line 30, strike "$72,759,554" and insert "$74,678,005".

Page 170, after line 8, insert:

"D. Out of this appropriation, $1,725,655 the first year and $2,517,091 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the goals of access, affordability, quality and increased degrees.  Given the increased investment from the general fund during this biennium, it is the expression of the General Assembly that the institution seek to minimize tuition and fee increases for in-state undergraduate students.  This language shall be in effect for the 2016-2018 biennium only.  The Board of Visitors shall set the tuition rates for the institution, and forward their action to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia within three business days of such action.  The Council shall analyze the Board's actions and report such analysis to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within three business days of receipt, at which point, the Board's action shall be final.    The Director of the Council shall report the final Board actions to the Chairmen by August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2017.

E. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the University of Mary Washington may enter into an agreement with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cooperative economic development efforts in the Fredericksburg region, for the purpose of expanding regional efforts in the field of economic development and research."


(This amendment provides additional general funds to support the goals of access, affordability, quality and increased degrees. It also reflects legislative intent with regard to in-state undergraduate tuition increases.)