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Bill would freeze tuition for in-state students at Virginia public colleges

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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. 

Click here to read the bill.