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SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCES

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* Earning a scholarship is phenomenal, but that should not be the ultimate goal. Going to a school where the program, coaching staff, academics, financial package, and social component is the "right fit" should be!

 

Do not dismiss DIII recruitment or feel that it is below you. DIII schools can't offer athletic scholarships, but they are able to offer financial assistance in many different ways!

 

* Scholarship offers can be pulled at any moment. While it's common to hold out for bigger and better offers, some times those offers just don't come! You don't want to be left out in the cold and searching for a school if you receive an offer, hold out for others, and your offer gets pulled.

 

* There are pluses and minuses to signing early. The recruiting process is finally over, but there is still the chance that a coach is fired or leaves for another program. 

 

* Scholarships are essentially year-to-year contracts. They are renewed on a yearly basis and there are coaches who have not renewed them! 

 

* February through April is the final ferocious push in recruiting! During this time a lot of scholarships are offered. A player who has not been heavily recruited by DI and DII schools can still earn a full scholarship!

 

* Coaches are very meticulous in awarding scholarships. There is constant analyzing and evaluating. Some programs may bring recruits back several times for workouts and/or to compete against their players and other recruits. 

 

* Although DI and DII schools offer full scholarships, it's important to know the sports that do! A lot of DII football programs and non-revenue DI and DII programs only offer partial scholarships.