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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Is an online education equivalent to an on-campus education? In a lot of cases, yes.

In fact, 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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With only a week to go before the traditional May 1st National College Decision Day, you may find yourself second-guessing your school choice — or possibly your decision to attend college in the fall at all. Nothing is normal during a pandemic. 

How can you navigate one of the biggest decisions of your life when it’s impossible to know what life will look several months from now? Here are five things to think about. 

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If you've been looking for an accredited online law school, chances are you've come up with some serious roadblocks. While online law programs have existed for quite some time, the American Bar Association (ABA) has refused to fully accredit any of them. That meant that graduates of these programs were not allowed to sit for the bar to become a practicing attorney.

Until now. The landscape of online law programs is changing rapidly.
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Chances are, your life looks very different today than it did back in the fall when you filled out your FAFSA. 
If you or your family has experienced a change in income due to the coronavirus, you can and should appeal your financial aid award for next fall. 

Here's what you need to know. 

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Hello NitroCollege Community,

Oh, the times we're living in right now. Remember last week, when we were still talking about SATs and college selection? A week later and here we are ... with our high school seniors staring down the prospect of potentially missing out on half of their last year of high school and all the milestone events that go with it. 

So what now? As of today, many high schools have not yet announced plans for the rest of the school year. What can parents do to help kids who feel like they're getting shortchanged in a way that most of us can't fully imagine? As this situation evolves, here are some things to keep in mind.

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How can you visit college campuses when so many of them are closed? And what about your deposits? Are they still due at the same time? Is anyone there to receive them?

Here's a great tool that can relieve some of that stress for you. 

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