I am deciding whether to take a job at a second-tier school. At this point in my career and in the tough job market, I think this is the best I can do right now. One school is offering to pay my Master's degree upfront and I can pay them back over time. This seems good to me. I know great schools will pay for it all but for a second tier appointment, is this what I should expect? Is it quite usual and should I expect it from the other schools that are interested? Thanks.