2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (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 536, line 10, 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 536, line 11, 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 in order to address statewide enrollment projections, talent development needs, and institutional stability. 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 will reduce pressure on in-state tuition rates and be used to support student financial aid, investments in staffing, programs, and other infrastructure purposes aligned with the Commonwealth's needs.)