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Game show series have been making a comeback in television, and media and "America Says" is no exception. This program is following in the footsteps of the popular mobile app game "HQ Trivia. " The network is planning its own spin on the game show, and Fran Shea, evp, programming and marketing, says she "has been studying the GSN audience and prepared a slate of new shows that reflect what it wants: family-friendly, fun, escapist television. " In "America Says," two teams face off to guess Americans' responses to questions covering a variety of topics. Michael Higgins is the host.

Berea College: an American University cracked student debt?

Feb 16,2020 5:12 am

the Cost of The training, the forming of America. But as a single lesson prices are on the rise across the country, a University in Kentucky has found a way to cover the costs. There's just One catch - The Students will have to work for you.

"scholarships or student loans".

These were the available options for the 18-year-old Sophie Nwaorkoro to cover the Cost of the University.

A Family crisis in her last year of High School derailed an option. They found Themselves homeless and without financial support is needed to help plug the gaps left by scholarships.

Option Two - taking out loans - would have placed Sophie in a million of your colleagues, you give the age of the adults is bound to make payments on your student loans. Most estimates put total student Debt at $1. 5tn (£1. 2tn) - More Than what Americans owe on credit cards. And almost half of the borrowers default on the loan.

Berea College in rural Kentucky

"I should not have dared it," she says. "Debt -to-type is written, the end of my Freedom . "

Sophie resigned not continue their training until they got a call from Berea College , a small undergraduate University, nestled in rural Kentucky.

The representative said to Sophie, they would cover everything.

"If you told me that I broke down and cried," Sophie reminded. "She opened a door that was closed was really sure. "

Berea College was founded in 1855 by John fee, a Christian Minister, and an abolitionist. It was The First integrated, co-educational College in The American South.

Its modern campus sits on the same ridge as The School 's original building - Now a small constellation of brick buildings and White Columns , the cross could, without rushing, in about 15 Minutes .

Since its founding, Berea was meant for students who couldn't afford College costs have been nominal, and worked with The Students on the campus to support and help yourself.

students outside of Berea , James Residence Hall, built in 1918,

And, in 1892, it is not More to charge completely.

"What is unusual in Berea for that, I bet 70% to 80% of our students, this is your only Chance to get a high-quality educational experience," says Berea President Lyle Roelofs.

More Than half of Berea incoming 2018 class had an expected family contribution of $0. The median income of the family of The First year of study is less than $30,000 (£23,000). Around 70% of The Students are from the Appalachian mountains, where about a fifth of the People living below the poverty line.

"We have always been clear, there are People to pay the need to have education, can't afford it," says Mr Roelofs. "The 'how' is much More complicated. "

The "how" is a double.

first of All , there is Berea -the talent, which, as of this year, is already to $1. 2 billion (£930m), a product of the nearly 165 years of growth.

"If you don't have tuition fees revenue, then you want to market a powerful friend Like the us equities," says Mr Roelofs.

The Foundation is effectively protected by The School , the commitment to free tuition. A renovation or a campus upgrade will only be approved if each student is guaranteed the tuition fees. Its growth was inspired by a particularly far-sighted vote of the Berea Board in the year 1920, which ensures that any unrestricted legacies - donations left without a specific purpose - would be added to the Foundation.

Now , about $60-Meter withdrawn by the Foundation each year to the support of Berea 's operating budget, including tuition fees.

Emily Fannin, 18, at work in the dining hall

The second unique feature in Berea is the labour program, which requires each student to work on campus for a minimum of 10 hours per week, similar to the Federal work-study program at other U.S. universities.

"At Berea College , not a student, study is paying fees for a quality education, But each student works," says Roelofs. "We must admit only students we hire each and every student. "

jobs are essential to Berea , the operation - both for The Students is working and a portion of your paycheck is used to keep the College running.

"It's not a romantic thing," says Sophie, who is working in your role in the dining hall, with "absolutely everybody's trash".

"I know that some People are looking at maybe down to you, But you go kind of from there with a feeling that" I'm doing something that helps People . '"

And there is an obvious reward in 2019, and 49% of Berea students graduate with zero Debt , even after food, housing and other living costs. For those who did it, they held an average of $6,693 - around a quarter of The National average.

Berea is small, around 1,600 students, and - for obvious Reasons - it didn't sell with many shiny amenities that might be used to, to College fairs.

"We do not add these kinds of attractive features that are just there to lure wealthy students to come," says Roelofs. "You know, a Lazy River and a climbing wall contributes almost nothing to the educational experience".

It is the level of awareness of elite missing-schools scattered over the country, the coasts, and is reliably known only by those who live in the surrounding Appalachian mountains.

Roelofs, says Berea , who "would not be Berea ", if it

loaded"When I Heard about it, it sounded too vague," said Sophie. "If it is free, then the poor quality must. "

But Berea does not look or feel Like a discount University.

The campus is arch typically collegiate. The student life is bells tells the story of the Church, the grounds, interrupted by tree-lined quads. It is embedded in the 9,000 acres of the College 's own green area, the drifts in the hundreds of miles of forest in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

At The School in October, students often casual reference to your "Berea story", campus shortcuts for The Challenge or trauma that threatens their chance at College - a common characteristic among The Students .

But just as quickly, The Conversation turned back to plans for the homecoming or the upcoming exams. This is, perhaps, Berea , the largest art piece for their students, the daily life isolated from the outstanding student Debt .

It is also The Most selective school in The State , to Berea , the inclusion of data sets. Students will be accepted on the basis of academic performance and financial status.

In the year 2018, 97% of the incoming class were eligible for Pell grants, a Federal financial aid only to those "exceptional financial need".

Many of The Students of Berea , to mention ' s academic rigor, a surprise to some who assumed that "tuition-free" is code for weakening education.

"you can definitely come here and get loose from," says Sophie.

"I think we are so used to institutions of Higher Education is so expensive that we expect somehow that they will be too expensive. We dismissed the idea that a College can be affordable. to pay "

The Struggle for The College , is a defining feature of the working families In America , says New York University Professor Caitlin Zaloom, who studies the impact of student Debt on the family. "The escalation in College -can't go to Cost it is More , much More . "

The stress leads to Long After the study for both the parents and for The Students , she says. "The Debt and the Cost to Orient your life for years Afterwards . "

go to a University, is becoming More and More a "moral imperative", which is a prerequisite for the stability of employment and the increasing mobility, the fallen state funding for Higher Education in the basement.

An original advertisement for Berea provides free tuition and 8,000 books in the library

Between 2008 and 2017, the total state funding for The Public Two - and four-year colleges dropped by almost $9bn after inflation, according to The Center for budget and Policy priorities, a nonpartisan group.

These cuts of state support complies with the steep tuition hikes, effective American families in the direction of loan pushing.

"The biggest lender is the Federal government," says Zaloom. "It is quite clear that the Federal government is what the citizens expect to pay for College loans. This is The Message that families are very, very clear, from the very first day. "

alone In The Past ten years, student Debt has More Than doubled, jumping from $675bn today a $1. 5tn.

So, what should be done about it?

The idea to do it for All - how Berea is slowly on the rise.

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