Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.
if you've been considering a degree or certificate from an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), you're not alone. During the pandemic, applications to these schools increased as much 60% even as most other schools found applications dropping. The reasons vary, but for many, the ongoing discussion of issues of diversity and equity likely play a role.
Maybe you've dreamed of graduating from a HBCU, but you can't find a way to go full-time right now. Or maybe your preferred school is too far away, and it would be too expensive to relocate or commute.
If you're stressed about paying for college, help may be closer than you think. In fact, it may be right around the corner at your local shopping center. By working part-time at one of these well-known restaurant or retail chains, you can get a serious assist on paying your college tuition.
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.
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.