Posts by Trish Sammer

Trish Sammer is Nitro's managing editor. Her work has appeared in Woman’s Day, Redbook, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Forbes. She has also written for various corporate clients, including the tech giant SAP, The Franklin Institute, and PSE&G. When Trish isn’t busy acting as a writing ninja for other people, you can find her … well, writing about other stuff, like divorce and blended family life. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, their combined brood, and the world’s laziest dog.
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Earning your degree through an online program can be a great way to enter your preferred field,or advance in the one you’re already in.

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a popular online education option. According to student reviews from various online sites, GCU has some solid educational options, but there are also more than a few recurring complaints that should be taken into consideration before you enroll.

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Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) isn't your typical online college. Because of its massive advertising push in the past few years, many people have dumped this institution into the same bucket as online-only schools. However, looks can be deceiving. SNHU not only has a physical campus with thousands of students in attendance, this non-profit college may be transforming distance learning.

But if you're a student, the only thing matters to you is your personal educational experience. So is SNHU a good choice? We waded through hundred of online reviews to find out what students and graduates had to say. Here, we'll go through the pros and cons. 
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If you’re thinking about going to school online but you’re worried that you won’t be eligible for the same of type of financial aid that you’d get at a traditional school, rest easy.

Most accredited online colleges and universities accept the same federal financial aid as brick-and-mortar schools. That means that students at reputable online schools will generally be eligible for aid from FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Conventional wisdom says that taking classes on campus, tromping across the college green several times a day, and cramming in late-night study sessions in your dorm is the best way to earn a college degree. After all, that’s how people have done it for centuries.

But is online learning making the in-person college experience obsolete? While traditional college isn’t likely to disappear any time soon, there’s good evidence that online education has some significant advantages to the classroom experience—and some of them may surprise you.

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Getting your degree online is a smart option, especially if you're someone who can’t fit traditional, on-campus learning in into your busy schedule. Of course, in order to earn your bachelor’s degree online, you need to have regular, reliable access to a computer—and one that’s powerful enough to handle the technology needed to access your online classes.

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Here at Nitro, we love online college options for their flexibility and affordability. However, every now and then we run into a program that sends up some red flags. Online law degree programs are something we’d advise our readers to carefully, carefully investigate with a critical eye before enrolling.

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