Edit: Additional information has come out clarifying this announcement…. Please visit this link on the ARRL Northwestern Division Page: https://arrlnwdiv.org/2021/03/21/special-bulletin-clarification-of-fcc-35-fee-collection-start-date/
It has been announced in the Federal Register that the $35 fee for
Amateur Radio Service licenses will be implemented on April 19, 2021.
Here is a tinurl address for the Federal Register article:
This means those interested in getting their first FCC Amateur Radio
Service license, an upgrade or vanity call sign need to act within the
next 30 days to avoid the new fee.
ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, W7FF