2017 Session

Budget Bill - SB900 (Introduced)

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University of Mary Washington

Item 189

Item 189

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Educational and General Programs (10000)$72,409,107
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2017 $37,798,651
FY2018 $39,489,822
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2017 $418,561FY2018 $418,561
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2017 $316,994FY2018 $316,994
Higher Education Academic (100104)FY2017 $9,698,694FY2018 $9,698,694
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2017 $5,918,741FY2018 $6,221,468
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2017 $9,897,119FY2018 $9,897,119
Operation and Maintenance Of Plant (100107)FY2017 $8,360,347FY2018 $8,360,347
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2017 $25,533,908
FY2018 $26,327,806
Higher Education OperatingFY2017 $46,875,199FY2018 $48,075,199

Authority: Title 2323.1, Chapter 9.218, 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. Out of this appropriation an amount estimated at $80,483 the first year and $80,483 the second year from the general fund and $36,130 the first year and $36,130 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for the educational telecommunications project to provide graduate engineering education. The participating institutions and centers shall jointly submit an annual report and operating plan to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in support of these funded activities.

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, $1,725,655 the first year and $2,517,091 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.

E. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the University of Mary Washington may enter into an agreement with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cooperative economic development efforts in the Fredericksburg region, for the purpose of expanding regional efforts in the field of economic development and research.

F. Pursuant to § 4-1.02 d. 6.a) of this act and notwithstanding any other provision of law, appropriation reductions in the amount of $1,378,890 in the second year from the general fund for the University of Mary Washington specified in this Item may be distributed to programs within Educational and General Programs, grantees, or among programs other than Educational and General Programs, except Higher Education Student Financial Assistance, Museum and Cultural Services, and Historic and Commemorative Attraction Management.