2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Gilbert
In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation

Item 262.50 #3h

Item 262.50 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Education: Higher Education
In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation FY2021 $85,000,000 FY2022 $85,000,000 GF

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"262.50 In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation (11401)$85,000,000$85,000,000
Fund Sources:  General $85,000,000 $85,000,000 "

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A.1. Out of this appropriation, $85,000,000 each year from the general fund is designated for In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation with allocations to public colleges and universities as follows:                                                                                                                                                


Annual Amount

Christopher Newport University


College of William and Mary


George Mason University


James Madison University


Longwood University


University of Mary Washington


Norfolk State University


Old Dominion University


Radford University


University of Virginia


University of Virginia's College at Wise


Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Military Institute


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


Virginia State University


Richard Bland College


Virginia Community College System




2. Allocations listed in paragraph A.1. of this item shall be granted to public colleges and universities in fiscal year 2021 and 2022 so long as they maintain tuition and mandatory Educational and General (E & G) fee charges for in-state undergraduate students to fiscal year 2020 levels.

3. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shall certify whether each public college and university has met the tuition freeze requirements of this fund. SCHEV shall report its findings to the Governor, the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees, and the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget by July 1 of each fiscal year.

4. Upon certification by SCHEV that the requirements in paragraph A.2. have been met, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall transfer the amounts listed above to each of the certified institutions. The amounts transferred to each institution shall not revert and shall become part of the institution's base for subsequent biennia.

5. If an institution elects to increase tuition and mandatory E & G fees for in-state undergraduate students in fiscal year 2021 or 2020 above the fiscal year 2020 levels, the institution shall not be eligible for an allocation from the fund.

6. The Rector, Board of Visitors of institutions choosing to forego allocations from this item and electing to increase tuition and mandatory E & G fees for in-state undergraduate students shall communicate the Board Resolution certifying that decision to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by August 1 of each fiscal year.

7. All unallocated funds shall be transferred to Item 275, the Revenue Cash Reserve by September 1 of each fiscal year."


(This amendment requests funding to support in-state undergraduate tuition moderation for each year of the biennium. Allocations are based on each institutions six-year plan and assumed three percent salary increase for all employee groups.)