If you're looking for some more reading material, check out Fairfield MFA faculty member Bill Patrick and co-author John Ebersole's Courageous Learning.
The book is available at the link above, and, if you happen to be currently incarcerated, it's going to be in six prison libraries in Connecticut and two in Massachusetts.
The book's premise is to encourage adults to finish their BAs through online learning. There are five really interesting stories, one being about a man who finished his BA while incarcerated.
Check it out if you get a chance.