Cost of College Financial Aid

The True Costs of College For Athletes In One Easy Infographic


We talk about the rising cost of college all the time. I know it’s one of the top issues on your mind: How will I pay for the education I want? Will I be able to use the sport I love to offset any of the cost of tuition?

Tuition costs are part of it, but the true rise of college is — well, everything. For example, since 1978, there has also been an 812% increase in the price of college textbooks. Room and board, mandatory fees (even the athletics fee that goes toward all of the support and facilities athletic departments need) and other expenses all quickly add up.

So even if you have a scholarship offer or a completed FAFSA on hand, it can be hard to know exactly how much you’ll still be spending for that degree.

By the way, are you ready to fill out this year’s FAFSA? It’s first-come, first-serve starting January 1st! (As of October 1, 2016, you can file even earlier.) Here are tips to make sure you’re filling it out correctly.

One benefit of working with NCSA Athletic Recruiting is access to Smart Track College Funding’s Toolkit to plan for paying for college. They’ve created this amazing infographic below for families to learn more about the changing costs of college.

What costs of college for athletes should you be preparing for?

infographic about financial aid opportunities and the cost of college

Have more questions about what tools you can use to plan for paying for college? We can help. Get started with a recruiting profile.

About the author
Andy McKernan

Andy McKernan is the content strategist at NCSA Athletic Recruiting. A content marketer with a background in creative writing, Andy brings several years of experience to NCSA.