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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 780)

University of Virginia's College at Wise

Item 203

Item 203

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Educational and General Programs (10000)$26,042,143$26,410,007
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2017 $13,508,948FY2018 $13,876,812
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2017 $677,361FY2018 $677,361
Higher Education Academic (100104)FY2017 $3,578,598FY2018 $3,578,598
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2017 $1,998,696FY2018 $1,998,696
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2017 $3,565,169FY2018 $3,565,169
Operation and Maintenance Of Plant (100107)FY2017 $2,713,371FY2018 $2,713,371
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $15,159,941FY2018 $15,527,805
Higher Education OperatingFY2017 $10,882,202FY2018 $10,882,202

Authority: §§ 23-91.20 through 23-91.23, Code of Virginia.


A. This Item includes general and nongeneral fund appropriations to support institutional initiatives that help meet statewide goals described in the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 (Chapters 933 and 945, 2005 Acts of Assembly).


B. The software engineering curriculum being established to insure success of recent economic development projects in Southwest Virginia, shall be considered on its merits by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and shall not be dependent on funding by the Commonwealth.


C. As Virginia's public colleges and universities approach full funding of the base adequacy guidelines and as the General Assembly strives to fully fund the general fund share of the base adequacy guidelines, these funds are provided with the intent that, in exercising their authority to set tuition and fees, the Board of Visitors shall take into consideration the impact of escalating college costs for Virginia students and families. In accordance with the cost-sharing goals set forth in § 4-2.01 b. of this act, the Board of Visitors is encouraged to limit increases on tuition and mandatory educational and general fees for in-state, undergraduate students to the extent possible.


D. Out of this appropriation, $233,358 the first year and $233,358 the second year from the general fund and $138,577 the first year and $138,577 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated to facilitate the technical training programs for the Northrop Grumman state backup data center.


E. The appropriation for the fund source Higher Education Operating in this Item shall be considered a sum sufficient appropriation, which is an estimate of the amount of revenues to be collected for the educational and general program under the terms of the management agreement between the University of Virginia and the Commonwealth, as set forth in Chapters 933 and 943, of the 2006 Acts of Assembly.


F. Out of this appropriation, $800,146 the first year and $1,167,116 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the goals of access, affordability, quality and increased degrees. Given the increased investment from the general fund during this biennium, it is the expression of the General Assembly that the institution seek to minimize tuition and fee increases for in-state undergraduate students. This language shall be in effect for the 2016-2018 biennium only. The Board of Visitors shall set the tuition rates for the institution, and forward their action to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia within three business days of such action. The Council shall analyze the Board's actions and report such analysis to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within three business days of receipt, at which point, the Board's action shall be final. The Director of the Council shall report the final Board actions to the Chairmen by August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2017.