Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

A New Program

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to create a tuition waiver program allowing out-of-state medical students who commit to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia for a specified period of time allowing the payment of in-state tuition. The bill sets forth the conditions for approval in the program. The bill provides for repayment of the tuition waiver if the student does not practice in the underserved area. The bill also grants rule making authority. The first year annual cost is expected to be $171,060 and increase to $196,000 upon full implementation.
    The non-resident fee differential for medical students is currently $27,590, $27,940, and $30,000 per year at Marshall University (MU), West Virginia University Health Sciences (WVUHS) and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), respectively. The annual cost in terms of lost tuition and fees will start at $171,060. The cost will change as students who do not meet the legislation’s requirements make repayments and tuition rates increase. Upon full implementation, it is anticipated that approximately 50 percent of the students at MU and WVUHS will not meet the legislation’s requirements and be required to make repayments. About 20 percent of the WVSOM students are expected to make repayments. It is anticipated that tuition and fees for out-of-state students would increase about 5% per year.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 171,060 196,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 171,060 196,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

    See attached Analysis



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ed Magee
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