When re-entering college in my forties, I had to start at a different level than if I had finished my degree in my twenties.  Math was my best subject in high school, but high school was over 20 years ago.  So I started with the easiest Math offered and worked my way up.  The same would be true for anyone else and in any field of choice.  Since I love Math, those early classes were fun!  I still enjoy Math very much.  It just requires a lot more work now, but I can do it.

I also wondered if I would retain the same level of intelligence or have the same learning ability that I had in high school.  The good news, if you are considering going back to school, is that yes indeed, we have the same level of intelligence regardless of age.  In fact, I do much better in college now than when I was younger.  I know who I am and what I want.  I understand debt and would never have taken on the debt necessary to finish college without a determination to do my best.  I didn’t have that knowledge and confidence in self straight out of high school.

There are scholarships, grants and student loans available.  I am not a wealthy person.  The debt is scary, but look at it this way.  With a degree you can earn enough money to pay a loan payment and still have money leftover after paying bills.  That is money you would not have had without the degree and higher paying job.  It’s worth it.

It won’t be too late for you to go back until you are pushing up daisies.  If I can do it, you can, too.