2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Expand Tuition Eligibility for College Students (language only)

Item 138 #7h

Item 138 #7h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 120, line 34, strike "at or beyond the sophomore year".

Page 120, line 34, after 'cumulative", insert "high school".

Page 120, line 35, strike "2.7" and insert "2.5".

Page 120, line 35, after "2.7", strike remaining line.

Page 120, strike lines 36 and 37.

Page 120, line 38, strike "pursuant to § 22.1-290.01, Code of Virginia."


(This language amendment expands tuition eligibility for college students that are enrolled full-time or part-time in approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education programs for (i) critical teacher shortage disciplines, such as special education, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, foreign languages, or technology education or (ii) as students meeting the qualifications in § 22.1-290.01, Code of Virginia, who have been identified by a local school board to teach in any discipline or at any grade level in which the school board has determined that a shortage of teachers exists; or (iii) those students seeking degrees in Career and Technical education. Minority students may be enrolled in any content area for teacher preparation and male students may be enrolled in any approved elementary or middle school teacher preparation program. Eligible college students receive scholarship up to $10,000 per year in exchange for agreeing to teach for a certain period of time after graduation.)