5 Types of Federal Loans

By Sarah Blais – Feb. 6, 2015:  It’s not fun taking on another debt. But if you find that you absolutely must find a method of financing your education so you don’t need to pay it all up front, a loan is necessary. There are two types of loans: federal and private. Federal loans are […]

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How to Turn School into a Family Activity

By Sarah Blais – Feb. 3, 2014 It’s hard to turn your kids away when they want to play with you while you have a big test to study for. Although you’re busy with school, they are too; it’s a major part of both you and your children’s lives. When you support and encourage each […]

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How to be a Strong College Applicant

By Maxwell Clarence Boyd – Feb. 2, 2015:  Applying and getting into college can be an overwhelming feat for many. Combining all of your hard work, grades, test scores and other accomplishments into a small package is challenging. Knowing what to emphasize and focus on for your application can be a daunting task. Today, we will pick […]


Which Major is Right for Me?

By Maxwell Clarence Boyd – Feb. 1, 2015:  Whether you’re an online or traditional student, choosing the major that suits you best can be a daunting task. Some students know what they want to do immediately, and picking a major to help them achieve their goals is simple. However, most students don’t have a concrete idea of […]

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Picking the Right Internship

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 29, 2015: Some colleges require an internship to complete your degree. This can overwhelm new students, but you have an advantage when competing against them for the best program because you have past experience interviewing and working in the real world. You can afford to be choosy when picking your […]

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7 Top Paying Vocations for 2015

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 26, 2014 Last week, we talked about the benefits of choosing vocational school over a typical college. How would you like to hear the payoff – literally? With the cost of a college education skyrocketing higher than ever, now is the best time to look at alternative careers that pay […]


The Other Option: Vocational School

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 12, 2015:  College isn’t meant for everyone. If you’re not feeling fulfilled by an academic subject, a trade is another option many overlook. There are so many different ways to learn a trade, sometimes right in your own home. Trades are more focused than a typical college degree and give […]


Top Tools for Success in the Online Classroom

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 8, 2015:  Online learning is a different beast than the traditional classroom. What worked when you were showing up for lessons every day may be different now – for the better. Online learning is flexible and can go anywhere you have an internet connection. However, you won’t find that notebooks […]


How to Pick a Fulfilling Major

By Sarah Blais – Jan. 5, 2015:  One of the reasons people are iffy about going back to school is because they have no idea what they want to study. Whether you’re trying to get a degree that will make you more relevant in your current company or you want to completely change your career […]


How to Dodge Debt During College

By Sarah Blais – Dec. 31, 2014:  You might already have a mortgage and some credit card debt on your plate… does the thought of adding a student loan to that pile scare you? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not necessary to take out a loan to get through college. It isn’t always the quickest […]


How to Balance School and Your Job

By Sarah Blais – Dec. 29, 2014:  It’s not easy to be loyal to both your employer and your college. Both have different needs and expectations. With proper organization, you can still be successful in both areas of your life. Don’t take on more credits than you can handle You may have had it ingrained […]


A Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping for Students

Updated Jan. 2015 One of the most overwhelming chores a college student has to face is grocery shopping. Because most college students move right out after they graduate high school and look for an apartment or dormitory near their college, there is a real need to be self-sufficient. Grocery shopping might sound simple, but it […]



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Top 100 Blogs for Writers to Follow

At some point, every writer needs a bit of help, or more correctly, inspiration, to facilitate creativity and inspiration. This is where references come in. Fortunately, the advent of the Internet has made it easier to disseminate information that just about any creative writer will find useful. Degree Jungle would like to present you our top 100 blogs for creative writing.