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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Everyone loves an employee discount, but mega-retailer Walmart is taking the concept to a whole new level. As part of their employee-benefits package, employees at Walmart and Sam's Club stores now have the opportunity to attend college for only $1 a day.

That includes ALL employees, whether they're part-time, full-time, or salaried. But that's not all. The store chain has also expanded the program to provide test-prep help for high school students, as well as other benefits to help them prepare for college. 

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Is it possible to go to college for only $250 a year? It is if you work for Chipotle. Even better: That benefit is available for both part-time and full-time staffers. 

You may be surprised to learn that Chipotle has one of the most-generous tuition reimbursement programs in the country right now for people who would like to earn their degree. The program allows benefits-eligible workers to earn their bachelor's or master's degree, their GED, or to study English as a second language. And get this: Some benefits are even open to staffers' family members. Let's dig into the details. 

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If you're trying to figure out how to pay for college next year, you may be wondering if you should take out a Parent PLUS Loan through the federal government. 

While Parent PLUS Loans can be a good deal in some cases, they can also come with some serious downsides—like interest rates that are less-than-competitive. Let's talk about what you need to know. 

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If you're going to spend the time and money to earn your degree online, you probably want to make sure that your investment in your education is going to pay off. That's a smart impulse, especially if you need to take out student loans to finance your education. 

Thankfully, with so many reputable online degree programs available these days, there are plenty of careers to choose from that will help you build a solid financial future. Here, we present 30 degrees that can be earned entirely or mostly online - and each of the following has the potential for a bright future. 

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What's the best strategy for going back to school to advance your career? First, go to school online so you can more easily manage balancing school and your life. Second, get someone else to pay your tuition so you can avoid or minimize student loan debt. 

Believe it or not, a surprising number of companies are willing to foot the bill for you.So how you can find those companies? has created a searchable tool to help readers find top-ranked companies that offer tuition reimbursement. 

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Are you planning on working part-time while going to college? Were you considering going to college online? Then you really should know about the Starbucks tuition reimbursement program, because it may be one of the very best in the country. Why is that? Simple. You could go to college tuition-free. 

Not only does Starbucks offer generous tuition reimbursement to all benefits-eligible employees, there are are also few restrictions in what you can study—that is, as long as you choose something from Arizona State University's (ASU) extensive list of online offerings. Let's dig into the details of how this program works. 

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