Is everything more expensive? From food to rent to gasoline, Clark County residents pay more for necessities
In 2020, landowners served by Vancouver public schools recorded a rate of $ 3.08 per $ 1,000 of assessed value by combining an O&M fee, a technology fee, and a bond of 2017 construction. In 2021, this rate has increased to $ 3.71 per $ 1,000 of assessment, with an additional levy intended to maintain smaller class sizes and to assist teachers.
College tuition rates have not moved in a major direction. Clark College students saw a slight increase, a sign of a trend of years past. For a state student taking 15 credit hours per term from lower division classes, the tuition has increased by about 2.68 percent. This trend has remained relatively similar for students in the upper grades and for those out of state.
At Washington State University Vancouver, tuition fees have fallen by about 6.34 percent. Students in the state paid an average of $ 11,761 per year in 2020, which rose to an average of $ 11,016 in 2021.
The cost of child care remains high, but does not appear to have increased drastically over the past year. The Consumer Price Index for the Seattle area showed that tuition, tuition, and child care increased 0.8% since October of last year.
âRates have been fairly stable during the pandemic to date, but are starting to respond more to market pressures,â said Michel Nelson, director of family and community engagement at Child Care Aware Washington.