flyingiguana Posted July 14, 2014 Share Posted July 14, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/sports/10scholarships.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 " Excluding the glamour sports of football and basketball, the average N.C.A.A. athletic scholarship is nowhere near a full ride, amounting to $8,707. In sports like baseball or track and field, the number is routinely as low as $2,000. Even when football and basketball are included, the average is $10,409. Tuition and room and board for N.C.A.A. institutions often cost between $20,000 and $50,000 a year. â€œPeople run themselves ragged to play on three teams at once so they could always reach the next level,â€ said Margaret Barry of Laurel, Md., whose daughter is a scholarship swimmer at the University of Delaware. â€œTheyâ€™re going to be disappointed when they learn that if theyâ€™re very lucky, they will get a scholarship worth 15 percent of the $40,000 college bill. Whatâ€™s that? $6,000?â€ " Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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