One Maine college has just given the term “late fee” a whole new meaning!

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.

Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by Alan Stehle, the college’s president.

White says the special ceremony was wonderful and a lot of fun.

White was supposed to graduate in 1939, but couldn’t afford the $5 transcript fee.

A friend who recently learned of her decades-old predicament called Stehle, who paid her balance and set up the ceremony.

White, a Maine native, received her degree in stenography and bookkeeping.

White suffered a disability from a polio infection, but she persisted until she landed a job and worked for years as a bookkeeper.

“It took me years to get a job because they wouldn’t hire me because I was on crutches,” White told Fox Bangor.

Stehle described White’s story as one of “perseverance,” according to the station.

White said finally getting her degree made her feel “great.”