The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would reinstate application fees for amateur radio licenses. Currently the FCC does not charge a fee for our license applications.
The fee would be $50 per license application in the Amateur Radio service. So initial license applications, renewals, applications to upgrade, and vanity callsign applications would each be $50.
For more information, including how to comment on the proposed rule, please refer to the ARRL website.