2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Online Virginia Network - JMU

Item 262 #1s

Item 262 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Online Virginia Network Authority FY2021 $1,000,000 FY2022 $1,000,000 GF

Page 245, line 37, strike "$3,000,000" and insert "$4,000,000".
Page 245, line 37, strike "$3,000,000" and insert "$4,000,000".

Page 245, strike lines 41 through 49.

Page 246, strike lines 1 and 2, and insert:

"Out of this appropriation, $4,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Online Virginia Network Authority (OVN). George Mason University, Old Dominion University, James Madison University, and the Virginia Community College System shall provide a five-year status report by November 1, 2020 on the success of the OVN in (1) serving adult learners, nontraditional students, and other students seeking access to an online degree program; (2) reducing costs relative to a traditional degree; (3) reducing the unit cost of providing online education; (4) using tuition revenue from online students to support the cost of the initiative; (5) partnering with those currently providing online courses; and (6) utilizing only existing financial aid programs. The OVN shall provide an annual progress report to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by November 1 of each year."


(This amendment adds $1.0 million GF, consistent with legislation adding James Madison University to the Online Virginia Network. The amendment also updates reporting language for the Online Virginia Network, which was created in 2015.)