The majority of all college offers that families receive are a combination of athletic and academic money. The goal for every athlete and family is to receive a “full ride”. A “full ride” is typically defined as a full athletic scholarship. However, most colleges don’t have full athletic scholarships to offer athletes so let’s take a look at how we get the bottom line reduced as much as possible. This can create a “full ride”, defined as college is paid for 100% from a variety of sources.
How to Reduce Your Bottom Line
- The higher your GPA/SAT/ACT - the more money you can receive
- Add any Athletic Money and you are continuing to reduce your bottom line
- Merit-based scholarships from the college – specific to the college
- Scholarships – more money off the bottom line
List of Scholarship Sources
A “full ride” technically means your entire college is paid for. Due to most athletes not receiving a full ride from athletic money, focus on multiple sources (academic, merit-based, etc) to pay for your college.