A 99-year-old woman was finally awarded her college diploma at a special graduation ceremony after a $5 diploma fee prevented her from receiving it 75 years ago.

Jessie Rose White of Belfast, Maine, received a degree in stenography and bookkeeping after completing courses at Beal College in Bangor in 1939.

A friend heard the story and contacted the college, which responded in a most ceremonial way, even hosting a mini graduation party with President Allen Stehle presented White with her diploma.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from CNN) – Story tip from katherine

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