Ask Coach Taylor – Do DIII Schools Offer Athletic Scholarships?

Coach Taylor – Do DIII schools offer athletic scholarships?

The simple answer is “No.”  However, they do offer financial aid that is often very competitive when compared to other athletic based packages at higher levels.

DIII schools choose not to offer any athletic scholarships, but they are able to offer academic, merit, and need-based aid that can match or beat the offers of other schools.  That is not at all uncommon for Division III schools.

Student-athletes with good grades are encouraged to stay open to the idea of Division III schools because you might be able to receive more money academically than a higher level school athletically.

Each school might have a different policy, but if they want you bad enough, they will do everything they can to make school affordable for your situation.

Send your recruiting questions to askcoachtaylor@ncsasports.org

You can also get your questions answered directly by contacting an NCSA Recruiting Coordinator at 866-579-6272.

Comments
  1. Bev

    How can I get a comprehensive list of the division ranking for Texas schools

  2. Randy Taylor

    I’ve attached the list below:

    It can be found at the following link then sort by state.

    http://web1.ncaa.org/onlineDir/exec/divisionListing

    If this link doesn’t work go to NCAA.org, then sports, NCAA sports by division, List of NCAA schools by division, select ALL then run report, finally sort by state.

    Angelo State University Lone Star Conference II TX
    Austin College Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference III TX
    Baylor University Big 12 Conference I-FBS TX
    Concordia University Texas American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of Dallas Independent III TX
    Dallas Baptist University Heartland Conference II TX
    East Texas Baptist University American Southwest Conference III TX
    Hardin-Simmons University American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of Houston Conference USA I-FBS TX
    Houston Baptist University Independent I TX
    Howard Payne University American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of the Incarnate Word Heartland Conference II TX
    Lamar University Southland Conference I TX
    LeTourneau University American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor American Southwest Conference III TX
    McMurry University American Southwest Conference III TX
    Midwestern State University Lone Star Conference II TX
    University of North Texas Sun Belt Conference I-FBS TX
    Prairie View A&M University Southwestern Athletic Conf. I-FCS TX
    Rice University Conference USA I-FBS TX
    Sam Houston State University Southland Conference I-FCS TX
    Schreiner University American Southwest Conference III TX
    Southern Methodist University Conference USA I-FBS TX
    Southwestern University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference III TX
    St. Edward’s University Heartland Conference II TX
    St. Mary’s University (Texas) Heartland Conference II TX
    Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference I-FCS TX
    Sul Ross State University American Southwest Conference III TX
    Tarleton State University Lone Star Conference II TX
    Texas A&M University, College Station Big 12 Conference I-FBS TX
    Texas A&M International University Heartland Conference II TX
    Texas A&M University-Commerce Lone Star Conference II TX
    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland Conference I TX
    Texas A&M University-Kingsville Lone Star Conference II TX
    Texas Christian University Mountain West Conference I-FBS TX
    Texas Lutheran University American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of Texas of the Permian Basin Heartland Conference II TX
    Texas Southern University Southwestern Athletic Conf. I-FCS TX
    Texas State University-San Marcos Southland Conference I-FCS TX
    Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference I-FBS TX
    Texas Woman’s University Lone Star Conference II TX
    University of Texas at Arlington Southland Conference I TX
    University of Texas at Austin Big 12 Conference I-FBS TX
    University of Texas at Dallas American Southwest Conference III TX
    University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA I-FBS TX
    University of Texas, Pan American Independent I TX
    University of Texas at San Antonio Southland Conference I TX
    University of Texas at Tyler American Southwest Conference III TX
    Trinity University (Texas) Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference III TX
    West Texas A&M University Lone Star Conference II TX

  3. Brandon Doctor Colon

    HI COACH, I NEED SOME INFO REGARDING A LETTER I GOT THIS SUMMER FROM A FLORIDA UNIVERSITY. THEY INDICATED THE FOLLOWING “.WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECRUITING YOU AS A POTENTIAL BASEBALL PLAYER ON OUR TEAM, HOWEVER, NCAA DOES NOT ALLOW US TO BEGIN RECRUITING YOU UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1 OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR” THEY SENT A ME A QUESTIONNAIRE ALONG WITH THE LETTER. I WAS A FRESHMEN WHEN I GOT. NOW I AM IN MY SECOND YEAR OF H.S.. QUESTION IS THIS OK ?. THANK YOU.

  4. Brandon – Yes, it’s okay for you to receive questionnaires from college coaches as early as before high school. You should complete the questionnaire and return it as fast as possible. (Be aware of the questions that, if you answer them wrong, may get your name crossed off of their recruiting list.) You can also call the coach on the phone number provided on that questionnaire. If you don’t want to mess up on that questionnaire, have your parent/guardian call 866-579-6272 to schedule a conference call. Good luck!

  5. Rob Clee

    If they don’t offer athletic scholarships, why is it that afootball player that I know from a nationally ranked high school (who maybe got an hour’s playtime all season) got almost $20k from a D-III school.
    NOW _- they call it an Academic scholarship, but this kid’s SAT scores barely break 1,000; he takes CP classes only, and has only seen the occasional B on his report card.
    Another kid from the same school, with 2 AP classes under his belt, GPA of 3.8, was offered nothing.
    How does one explain that?

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