I am an older person (30 +) that has worked in technology for nearly 20 years. I have worked on and with High Performance Technical computing clusters to support NASA and scientist. I have no degrees. I have always has a deep interest and enjoy Astronomy, Physics, Cosmology. I am thinking about going to school to get a degree (MS or PhD) in physics or a related field. How hard is the path I am looking at? How expensive is it going to be? I am looking at starting out this way. Community college to get basics out of the way. then transfer to a 4 year school then possibly on word. I also have thought about working in computational physics. Since I have a 20 year background in IT. Thoughts or comments? I also will need to support my family and I on this path.