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Athletic scholarships don't cover the full cost of attendance


...according to a recent study by the National Collegiate Players Association.

NCAA Forces College Athletes to Pay

Scholarship shortfalls are different from one college to the next so it is important for recruits to consider how much they are expected to pay at each school.  The range of out-of-pocket expenses for a "full" scholarship student-athlete is $200/year to $10,962/year depending on the college.

I thought this was relevant, in light of some of the past discussions here about whether players should be paid.  We come in sixth in the SEC, with an average shortfall of $3,065.

The section on the methodology of this study doesn't detail exactly what constitutes these additional costs (beyond room and board, tuition/fees, and required textbooks), so it's difficult to say just how valid their conclusions are.  Still, it will come as a surprise to may that what we commonly refer to as a "full ride" doesn't actually cover all of a student-athlete's expenses.

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