I'm not a CUE student, but rather a senior in the CLA and I just wanted to say that I hope that fact that being older than the average student here doesn't bother you! I think the breadth of a class is quite important and I think it's always fantastic when someone in the class brings outside knowledge and experience from the 'real world', if you will, as well as someone who's in a different place than just a bunch of anxious young adults nervous about taking first steps competely on their own. It's nice that these people are also your fellow classmates and not just your professors.
Anyways, I know this isn't the reply that you were looking for, but I just wanted to encourage you to forget about 'age' and know that you are appreciated as a fellow student regardless of anything.
Best of luck here at Drew