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Newsletter | July 5, 2021: Tuition fees and public rights-of-way


Monday, July 5, 2021

This week, learn more about tuition fees, public rights-of-way and try our sushi on a budget.

On Campus
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 Trustees approve 2021-22 tuition, fees increase

Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees approved a 2.8% increase in tuition for all students for the 2021-22 school year on June 11, 2021. 

Resident undergraduates make up approximately 84.1% of Western students. For these students, the 2.8% increase means a $188 increase in annual tuition costs. Similarly, nonresident undergraduates will have to pay an additional $657 annually as a result of the 2.8% increase...

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Off Campus
A pedestrian pushbutton located near the Wade King Student Recreation Center in Bellingham, Wash

Whatcom County plan aims to make public rights-of-way more accessible

Only 1% of sidewalks and 2% of curb ramps in Whatcom County fully comply with the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to a self-assessment that the county released in February. 

The self-assessment is part of the Whatcom County ADA Transition Plan, which the Whatcom County Council approved on May 4. The plan will follow a 5-year schedule to remove and replace high-risk accessibility barriers within the public rights-of-way, including sidewalks, curb ramps, pedestrian push-buttons and hazards in pedestrian routes...

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