Stetson is a Private University here in Central Florida. We've been there a few times for music clinics, concerts, etc. It has an amazing Music School and half of Jacob's choir was dying to get in. Did I mention private? That means big bucks. He applied but I was a little skeptical that he could even attend.
Then, during the last week of May, we got an envelope.
I saw the envelope in the mailbox on Friday and the text messages began. "OMG, I think Jacob got into Stetson! There's a big envelope in here!!" My mother-in-law Tricia's funny reply was something to the effect of "I hear they send rejection notices in big envelopes now." I walked in the house, handed him the envelope and told him to open it before I had a heart attack. He was accepted. He immediately ran upstairs to post on Facebook while I sent a flurry of text messages to everyone. I knew we could not afford it, even with the Florida Prepaid plan, but we were totally excited. A few minutes later, he comes back down. "Um, mom?" He hands me a letter from the University. They're giving him $19,000 a year in scholarships. I started jumping up and down and crying. Yes, on my just-surgeried (I'm making words up) knee. I did not care. I was so HAPPY!!
Then, a few days later, it got better. We received another note. The school came up with more $$ for Jake. Instead of $19k for the year, they're giving him about $15,000 a term; $30,000.00 per year. Tuition and fees are $36,644.00. We have to come up with $6,000.00 a year! NOT COUNTING THE PREPAID PLAN I PAID FOR! God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. I was beyond happy.
We decided to tour Stetson. It was a rainy day. I took off work, and David, Jacob and I went to the tour (Isabel was in school.)
They were ready for us. :)
Out in the rain we went.
|The music building is meant to look like piano keys.|
Then, UCF happened. More to come...