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SB327  In-state tuition; undocumented persons. (Marsden)
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Summary as Introduced:

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In-state tuition; undocumented persons. Establishes that a student shall be eligible for in-state tuition if (i) he has attended a public or private high school in the Commonwealth for at least three years; (ii) he has graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or has received a General Education Development (GED) certificate in the Commonwealth; (iii) he has registered as an entering student or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth; (iv) has provided an affidavit to the institution stating that he has filed an application to become a permanent resident of the United States and is actively pursuing such permanent residency or will do so as soon as he is eligible; and (v) he has submitted evidence that he or, in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least three years prior to the date of enrollment.

 

Bill Status 1: Bill Status 2: Next Meeting: (date and time)
Incorporated into
Committee/Subcommitte: ---SEH Higher Education #4

01/23/14 Senate: Incorporated by Education and Health (SB249-McEachin) (13-Y 0-N)

 

Full Text of Bill:
14102169D
SENATE BILL NO. 327
Offered January 8, 2014
Prefiled January 6, 2014
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23-7.4:01, relating to in-state tuition; undocumented persons.
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Patron-- Marsden
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Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23-7.4:01 as follows:

§ 23-7.4:01. In-state tuition; undocumented persons.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a student shall be eligible for in-state tuition if (i) he has attended a public or private high school in the Commonwealth for at least three years and was enrolled in such high school prior to January 1, 2014; (ii) he has graduated from a public or private high school in the Commonwealth or has received a General Education Development (GED) certificate in the Commonwealth; (iii) he has registered as an entering student or is enrolled in a public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth; (iv) he has provided an affidavit to the institution stating that he has filed an application to become a permanent resident of the United States and is actively pursuing such permanent residency or will do so as soon as he is eligible; and (v) he has submitted evidence that he or, in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least three years prior to the date of enrollment. Such student shall remain eligible for in-state tuition for as long as he maintains continuous enrollment in the public institution of higher education and his application for permanent residency has not been denied.

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