RICHMOND, Va. – A bill making its way through the Virginia General Assembly would freeze college tuition for in-state students.
Delegate David Reid proposed the bill, saying Virginia families and students should not be going into debt to attend a public college.
It would lock in this year's rates, but room and board could still increase.
The bill also caps the percentage of non-Virginia students enrolled at each public college for the next four years.
The bill passed the Education Committee 17-4 with bipartisan support.
The bill will be studied in the Joint Subcommittee to see the fiscal impact it would have on colleges and the Virginia budget.