I'm currently 20 and taking a semester break from my 4th year of college. I'm majoring in early childhood development with a minor is English. I started college a year early at 17 and my first cosplay was also when I was 17. I've found it very difficult to work on any cosplay as I haven't been working while taking classes. But since I have all this free time (any money!) I'll be cosplaying at Youmacon 2012 this November.
Hopefully when I start classes again next semester I'll be able to keep up with cosplay as it's something I really love to do!