Welcome to Degree Free.

We don't care about rules here.
We care about what works.
Education. Work. Business.
We break down how to get where you want to go;
no college required.
Let's do this!

You do not have to go to  college.

When you decide to go degree free, there are a lot of options. 
It's overwhelming.
These are the three things people ask us about the most.


How to learn, where to find the resources you need, and what you can teach yourself.


How to find, apply for, and interview for 'degree required' jobs, without a degree.


How to determine your life goals and decide what you want to earn to get there.
Degree Free with Ryan and Hannah Maruyama

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Listen to our podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts, or check out the video of our show.

We teach you how to get the work you want and the mistakes we've made along the way. You don't want to miss it.

Here's our How-To Guide

This guide will help you do what college didn't:

- Break down your existing valuable skills

- Create a value proposition for job applications

- Understand how much and how to apply to jobs

- Come up with a desired job situation

- Show you jobs that don't require a degree

- Explain how to study for tech certifications

- Show you where to find resources and tools 

and so much more.


You don't need a degree. At all.

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Let's do work.
I'm Ready!


A few people we've helped along the way.

Beth S.

From Roanoke, Virginia
"College never appealed to me. Thought about the military because I like to work on engines.
I was working in a restaurant, and then I found the Degree Free guide on Tiktok one day.
Used the instructions on how to keep applying for jobs, I got a spot in paid welding training program, and now I'm going to be an underwater welder!"

Mahea H.

From Honolulu, Hawaii
""The company I work at is great, and I've been there for 2 years.
My benefits are good but my job does not pay much. I have a lot of debt, and I realized I was not going to be able to pay it off, travel, and live a little unless I started to make more, but I really, really didn't want to quit.
The Degree Free guide showed me how to use my education credit at my company and transition into a new role. I didn't even have to move companies, and I'm really glad."

Mason K.

From Las Vegas, Nevada
"I teach middle school science. I love my kids, but not the job.
I felt like I needed to go back to school and try to figure out something else but with covid and just buying a house, it seemed like too much money.
The Degree Free guide showed me how to search for jobs and brainstorm, and laid out how Amazon has cheap education certifications for teachers and students. A lot of the jobs make over six figures.
It sounded crazy, but I did my own research, and I'll be taking my AWS exam over the summer and be applying to jobs in the fall."

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Going Degree Free is not easy.
But, it is simple.
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