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NEWS RELEASE

Contact:  Kirsten Nelson
(804) 225-2627
KirstenNelson@schev.edu
For Immediate Release

July 13, 2011

SCHEV to Take Action on Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant

RICHMOND — Following an Executive Committee meeting at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 19, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold its regular business meeting from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm in SCHEV’s main conference room on the ninth floor of the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street in Richmond, Virginia. Members will take action on the 2011-12 Full Cost Report and recommended amendments to the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) regulations, among other agenda items. The majority of recommended TAG changes provide clarification to the regulations and amend the definition of an eligible institution in response to HB1960 and SB1439.

In addition, the Council will take action on agenda items considered during the Academic Affairs Committee meeting on Monday, July 18 at 3:00 pm in the SCHEV conference room. Committee members will consider requests from George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science degree program in Management of Secure Information Systems and from Virginia Tech to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. The Academic Affairs Committee will also hear from three private postsecondary institutions seeking certification to operate in Virginia.

SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues. Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at http://www.schev.edu/council/AgendaBookIndex.asp.

For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Government Relations and Communications, at KirstenNelson@schev.edu or (804) 225-2627.

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