RICHMOND, VA - Today, Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust commended lawmakers serving on the Virginia’s House and Senate budget conference committees. Together, they agreed to add $55 million in additional state funding and support for another freeze for in-state tuition at Virginia's public colleges and universities.
The General Assembly is expected to re-convene this Thursday, when it will adopt the conference committee report and approve Virginia’s two-year budget.
"Students and parents across the Commonwealth can breathe a sigh of relief now that the General Assembly has struck a deal that will freeze tuition for the second year in a row," said Partners' state advocacy manager Stacie Gordon. "By doing so, Virginia’s legislators have made it absolutely clear that holding down college costs for hard-working students and their families remains a top priority. We commend House Appropriations Chairman Luke Torian and the House leadership for standing up for Virginia’s students and families to make this much-needed tuition freeze once again possible."