The 2020 General Assembly Session will begin on January 8 and is expected to adjourn on Saturday, March 7.  

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Legislative Information System. LIS will allow you to view budget information and legislation before the General Assembly, provides an up-to-date meeting calendar, and other General Assembly resources.
Virginia General Assembly. The General Assembly page will allow you to discover additional information about the General Assembly, including committee information and member profiles.
Higher Education Related Legislation. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) maintains a list of all higher education related bills before the General Assembly.

2019 General Assembly Update

Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG)

  • In December, Governor Northam presented his proposed budget to the House and Senate money committees.  The budget included funding to increase the budget for the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) appropriation to $72,798,303. 
  • The final appropriation was reduced by $1.7M as Jefferson College of Health Science was approved to be merged into Radford University beginning in July, 2019. $1.7M was the TAG allocation that had been received by JCHS students the prior year so that went into Radford's financial aid budget. TAG's final allocation amount was $71,098,303. 
  • The TAG award amount for 2019-2020 will be $3,400 for undergraduate students and $1,700 for graduate students in health professions programs, which is an increase from the prior year.  
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