2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Committee Approved)

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Higher Education Enrollment Management Flexibility (language only)

Item 4-2.01 #1s

Item 4-2.01 #1s

Nongeneral Fund Revenues


Page 262, line 6, after "25 percent" insert ", unless: i) such enrollment is intended to support workforce development needs within the Commonwealth of Virginia and ii) the number of in-state undergraduate students does not drop below fall 2018 census levels as certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.".

Page 262, line 7, after "this restriction." insert "Any such increases shall be limited to no more than a one percentage point increase over the prior year."


(This amendment allows more flexibility in the mix of in-state and out-of-state undergraduate students. This is intended to position Virginia's colleges and universities to leverage high-demand programs that draw talented students to Virginia to grow the state economy. Additional revenue from additional out of state students would help support general cost increases needed to maintain academic quality, help maintain access and affordability for low- and middle-income students, and could relieve pressure on in-state tuition rates.)