Most people think of college students as young, twenty-somethings who have few responsibilities beyond academics. As instructors we know that many of our students are over the age of 25, have a job and a family to support. They have returned to school driven by a motivation to change careers, advance in their profession or complete a degree that was begun years ago. However, despite a firm motivation to succeed, these students face incredible challenges and stresses. What can we do as instructors to smooth their way and help them stay on track with their goals?