Financial Aid vs. Athletic Scholarships

Financial Aid vs. Athletic Scholarships

Submitted by Sinsoftheschafer on December 31st, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I was curious if anyone on the board knew if regular financial aid is available to D-1 student athletes who are not eligible for athletic scholarships.  

In the Ivies (which don't offer official athletic scholarships), it is widely accepted that student athetes recieve more generous need-based aid packages than the regular student body.  This aid often simulates the scholarships offered by other programs.

The question I have is: in the case of students who are ineligible for athletic scholarships (see Arnett, DeAnthony), can the regular financial aid process be used to help them pay for school?  i.e. could he be admitted and given a full ride based on economic means, thereby allowing him to play on the team without giving an official athletic scholarship?

This would seem to be a massive loophole that could subvert the scholarship limits, so I could imagine the NCAA would have some restrictions in place, but am not sure.  Can anyone here shed some insight?

ESPN Rumor Central: Arnett leaning towards going Blue

ESPN Rumor Central: Arnett leaning towards going Blue

Submitted by The Name on November 9th, 2010 at 11:43 AM

FWIW ESPN Rumor Central says that after the visit Arnett "may" be leaning towards committing to Michigan on Wednesday.

Kind of sounds like its just the author's speculation, but either way its good news.

Link (Insider suscription required): http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/features/rumors/_/date/20101109#5429