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.
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... Read more on The Front
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... Read more on The Front