Saturday, January 31, 2009

Look What Came in the Mail Today

Letter 1:

Admissions Office
201 S 1460 E Rm 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Dear Ian:

It is a pleasure to inform you of your acceptance to the University of Utah. Your place in the freshman class is reserved beginning Fall 2009. Etc., etc., etc.,

Barbara A. Fortin, Director of Admissions

Letter 2:

Dear Ian,
Congratulations! Based on your outstanding academic achievements, you have been selected as the recipient of a scholarship at Southern Utah University. The details of your scholarship are as follows:

Scholarship: Dean's Scholarship
Length: 2 years (4 semesters)
Amount: $1200 per year

etc., etc., etc.,

We congratulate you, Ian, and offer you any assistance needed in your plans to attend Southern Utah University.

Malinda Rhodes, Scholarship Coordinator

Letter 3 (actually received a couple of days ago):

Dear Ian,

Congratulations! You have been selected to receive the Aggie Housing Scholarship from Utah State University, worth $500 over two semesters. Etc., etc., etc.

Jenn Putnam, Director of Admissions

So this is what we have learned. College is REALLY expensive (even with these offers) and I don't know what we are going to do. Ian had mentioned that SUU has a better graphics program than USU and he obviously got a better offer from them, but his dream was to go USU. And then there's the local school, UVU (Utah Valley University, formerly UVSC [Utah Valley State College], formerly UVCC [Utah Valley Community College]). He's taken some concurrent classes there throughout high school. Housing and food are free because he could just live here. Maybe I liked it better when they were all younger and the choices were easier, and definitely less expensive.

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