2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Expand Tuition Eligibility to Incoming College Freshman Students (language only)

Item 138 #1c

Item 138 #1c

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".


(This language amendment expands tuition eligibility such that graduating high school students can apply for and receive a tuition scholarship of up to the annual amount of $10,000 in pursuit of obtaining a teacher license while enrolled either in a full-time or part-time approved undergraduate or graduate teacher education program for (i) critical teacher shortage disciplines, such as special education, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, foreign languages, or technology education; (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. Eligible high school students shall be able to apply for this tuition assistance as an incoming college freshman rather than waiting until their sophomore year in college to apply for such tuition assistance from this initiative.)