Also, talked to the University of Maryland Creative Writing Program today. The good news is, they're much more interested in my writing sample than my 25 year old undergraduate grades. So, my admission will be based on 30-50 typed pages. I feel pretty good about that. Looks like John Hopkins MFA in Creative writing's requirements are about the same. The main difference is with Hopkins, the thesis is actually producing part of a novel for them to critique vs. a scholarly paper. But, either way, it would be a good experience I think. (Plus, it should be good for a raise at work. Always an added benefit.)
However, I just got finished looking at the tuition and fees for MD. Geez! Over $5,000 to take 12 hours of classes in a year (6 hours a semester). Of course, that's adding in all the damn fees (student union, athletic events, auxiliary buildings, shuttle bus, etc.)that I'll probably never use. Oh, and that's not counting books or gas to commute to and from class. The company I work for will cover some of that, but not all. Guess I better get that GI Bill started and soon. I'd like to take as little out of the family coffers for this as I can.
Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .