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Did My Tuition Fees Go Up?

  Happy New Year ya’ll! Spring semester is here and as I was going over my course schedule and deciding whether to drop a course, I noticed that my tuition fees had drastically increased. I typically take two courses since this is what my stipend covers but previously I decided to add a third one. After thinking that this may not be a good idea due to my busy schedule I decided to drop the course but not before I realized that my fees had gone up by over $2K! I do remember there being some talk about the increase of fees and there being an open forum regarding this but I was not expecting the increase to be so expensive! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my latest YouTube video on “Did My Tuition Fees Increase?” where I am looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing a gray and black dress and my hair is short, black, and curly.   In case you did not know tuition fees include things like the gym, health services, the counseling center, and other services on campus that ser

New COVID Relief Bill: What’s in it for the Disability Community ?


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As you’ve heard by now the new COVID Relief Bill has passed and checks may be hitting our bank accounts soon ! But there’s more to this bill than the coveted stimulus checks. This time around a few changes have been put in place that greatly benefit those with disabilities. After reading an article from disabilityscoop.com here is what I gathered. The first being that those who make 75K or less whether they are a dependent or not will be getting a stimulus check . This was not in place before. Also, 9.3 billion is going towards independent living resources through Medicaid . This is a big win for those with disabilities living on their own .

 Unfortunately, their will not be an increase in federal minimum wage or the elimination of subminimum wage for those with disabilities. Let’s not stop emailing our senators about this ! Subminimum wages for those with disabilities has to stop ! A 7.35% increase in community based services will assist in opening up more needed resources and increasing pay for professions like direct support workers.  Check out the video below for more information and be sure to head over to disabilityscoop for other helpful articles regarding individuals with disabilities !

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