Date Requested: February 17, 2021
Time Requested: 01:19 PM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2150 Introduced SB307
CBD Subject:



Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Increases Revenue From Existing Sources

Fiscal Note Summary

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

Senate Bill 307, if enacted, would provide certain members of the Reserve and Armed Forces with in-state resident tuition rates. Active members of a Reserve unit in West Virginia who are not West Virginia residents, as well as current members of the United States Armed Forces who reside in West Virginia, would be granted resident status for tuition rate assessment purposes. No additional costs are expected to be incurred from the enactment of this bill.

Fiscal Note Detail

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

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

Approximately 1,600 Reserve members serve in West Virginia. It is estimated that approximately 30 percent are not residents of the State. The difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates is about $8,800. This amount is determined by subtracting the average four-year resident tuition rate ($7,699) from the average four-year non-resident tuition rate ($16,503). The percentage of eligible members who may enroll at West Virginia public higher education institutions is unknown. It is likely that the institutions have enough excess capacity to realize an economic gain from the discounted tuition rates charged to the members of the Reserve. Higher Education Policy Commission Series 25 permits Armed Forces members to be considered residents for tuition and fee assessment purposes if they are stationed in West Virginia or if they resided in West Virginia at the time of entering service. The language in Senate Bill 187 does not appear to extend resident treatment for active duty Armed Forces members beyond what is currently permitted; consequently, no additional costs are associated with the Armed Forces provisions of the legislation.


    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ed Magee
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