In its most recent survey of college pricing, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college for the 2012–2013 academic year averaged $22,261. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $43,289. But what makes up these charges? Of course, financial aid might help cover some costs, but it is good to know how they add up to a total “cost of attendance” figure provided by the college.
WOW! I don’t know about you but I sure wouldn’t be able to afford to send my kid to college these days. The answer other than financial aid and academic scholarships could be “grants” and “athletic scholarships”.
Grants are a “gift” that you don’t have to pay back and of course the coveted “athletic scholarship” is just as nice. Working hard now in the classroom and on the athletic field isn’t always enough. You must have the complete package. Good character, drive, motivation and work ethic. Take a look at what you are doing and create a plan that will help you stand out from all the other athletes that want the same opportunity that you do.
Of course learning how to navigate through the recruiting process will give you a huge advantage.