Today, I got my first response in the effort to get on with the rest of my life. This is from the director of the program at Queens University of Charlotte:
It was wonderful to talk with you on the phone yesterday. Again, on behalf of all of us here at Queens, I am delighted to offer you admission to the poetry section of the graduate program in creative writing! Congratulations.
Here's the participant handbook. Please contact me or Mike K___e(email@example.com) with any questions. You will want to do this soon, as we are eager to be of assistance to you in dealing with the student loan issue, as we discussed on the phone.
Congratulations again! We hope you'll join us in January.