The U.S. Census Bureau reported as of 2016, more than 36 million people over the age of 25 had some college credit but no degree. The reasons were varied: grades, finances, bad experience, health issues, programs that weren’t quite right. These 36 million adults know that going without a degree can hinder the job search. That’s on track to get even harder, as by 2020 more than 65% of all US jobs will require one. Those looking to get back to school should contact their original program for pathways to finish your degree. If necessary, find a new school with a better-fitting program, more flexible hours, or one that’s closer to home. Finally, non-traditional students shouldn’t neglect scholarships, federal student loans, and financial aid. Getting a second chance at a degree is all about taking the initiative.