The Virginia Department of Education has provided the following information about resources for students applying to college provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), and of recent clarification to SCHEV’s guidance on domicile and eligibility for in-state tuition rates.
The 1-2-3 Go! Initiative
The 1-2-3 Go! initiative is a series of informational and hands-on events providing resources to help Virginia students and families through the college application process. The initiative includes assistance in: (1) finding the best fit; (2) meeting application deadlines; and (3) determining financing – in order to GO to college.
Clarification in Guidance on Domicile and Eligibility for In-State Tuition
The amendments specify the process for determining whether certain students qualify for in-state tuition even if their parents are not domiciled in Virginia. Examples of students who may qualify for in-state tuition include students who are homeless, students with incarcerated parents, students whose parents do not have an immigration status that permits domicile, or students raised in Virginia by a relative.
Students in unusual circumstances are encouraged to talk to the domicile officer at their preferred college to learn about the available options for qualifying for in-state tuition.