2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation

Item 253.50

Item 253.50

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation (11400)$0$52,459,000
In-State Undergraduate Tuition Moderation (11401)FY2019 $0FY2020 $52,459,000
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2019 $0FY2020 $52,459,000

Authority: Discretionary Inclusion

 A.1. Out of this appropriation, $52,459,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for In-State Undergraduate Affordability with allocations to public colleges and universities as follows:


Annual Amount

Christopher Newport University


College of William and Mary


George Mason University


James Madison University


Longwood University


University of Mary Washington


Norfolk State University


Old Dominion University


Radford University


University of Virginia


University of Virginia's College at Wise


Virginia Commonwealth University


Virginia Military Institute


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


Virginia State University


Richard Bland College


Virginia Community College System




2. a. Allocations listed in paragraph A.1. of this item shall be granted to public colleges and universities in fiscal year 2020 so long as they maintain tuition and mandatory Educational and General (E & G) fee charges for in-state undergraduate students to fiscal year 2019 levels.

b. In addition to the allocation from this item, the Virginia Community College System also is provided $5,000,000 from the general fund under Item 210 V. in order to effectuate the goals of this item.

3. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shall certify whether each public college and university has met the tuition freeze requirements of this fund. SCHEV shall report its findings to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget by July 1, 2019.

4. Upon certification by SCHEV that the requirements in paragraph A.2. have been met, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall transfer the amounts listed above to each of the certified institutions. The amounts transferred to each institution shall not revert and shall become part of the institution's fiscal year 2020 base for subsequent biennia.

5. If an institution elects to increase tuition and mandatory E & G fees for in-state undergraduate students in fiscal year 2020 above the fiscal year 2019 levels, the institution shall not be eligible for an allocation from the fund.

6. The Rector, Board of Visitors of institutions choosing to forego allocations from this item and electing to increase tuition and mandatory E & G fees for in-state undergraduate students in fiscal year 2020 shall communicate the Board Resolution certifying that decision to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by August 1, 2019.

7. All unallocated funds shall be transferred to Item 266, the Revenue Cash Reserve by September 1, 2019.