Date Requested: January 29, 2015
Time Requested: 01:37 PM
Agency: Higher Education Policy Commission
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1049 Introduced HB2453
CBD Subject: Military and Veterans


FUND(S):

0586,0596

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


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


    House Bill 2453, if enacted, would require state institutions of higher education to waive tuition and fees for children and spouses of National Guard members and members of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or persons on federal or state active military duty who are residents of this state and who have suffered a hundred percent total and permanent service-connected disability. It is estimated that the annual cost of this legislation would be about $101,000.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 101,000 101,000
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):


    As of December 2014 there were 206 students at WV public 2 and 4 year institutions using Chapter 35 VA education benefits. Ch. 35 eligibility means that the student is a dependent of a permanent and total disabled veteran or is a dependent of a veteran that died in the line of duty or of a service connected injury/illness/disease.
    
    The bill requires recipients to exhaust all other sources of student financial assistance dedicated solely to tuition and fees that exceed other grant assistance that are available to him or her, excluding student loans
    
    The average tuition and fees are about $4,900 for public four and two year institutions. If 10% of the tuition costs are not covered by other available sources of financial aid, the estimated cost of the proposed legislation would be about $101,000.
    



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Ed Magee
    Email Address: emagee@hepc.wvnet.edu