I check the TSA TWIC website (http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm) on a regular basis. Sometime in the last several days, the following was posted:
Effective March 19, 2012, the fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for electronically processing fingerprint-based criminal history records information (CHRI) will decrease from $17.25 to $14.50 - a reduction of $2.75. As a result, the enrollment fee for the TWIC program will reduce from $132.50 to $129.75 (effective March 19, 2012). Additional information is provided in the related Federal Register Notice, dated December 20, 2011, located at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-20/pdf/2011-32544.pdf. Click here to read questions and answers related to this issue.