What was the total cost for your license ? I am sure it is less than here in Oklahoma .Mine cost me $270 total. $40 for a class, $5 for passport photo, $25 for fingerprints and $200 for a 10 year license.
I think I'll stay in Virgina. $50.00 dollars, no photo or prints, good for 5 years. CC courses are around $75, Legal courses (not necessary for a license) but I take one every year is around $75-100. If you have a DD-214 (Honorable Discharge) that takes care of any classes you need.