Student Well-Being

NCAA Approves Full Cost-of-Attendance Scholarships for Student-Athletes

By Bryan Toporek — January 18, 2015 1 min read

In a historic move, student-athlete and faculty representatives from the 65 schools in “Power Five” conferences voted 79-1 Saturday to expand the scope of athletic scholarships for NCAA athletes.

Athletic scholarships currently cover tuition, room and board, books and other academic fees, but leave student-athletes shorthanded by roughly $3,000 annually, according to the National College Players Association. Under the proposal approved Saturday at the NCAA’s annual convention, scholarships at all Division I schools for all sports can now also cover “expenses such as academic-related supplies, transportation and other similar items,” per a release from the NCAA. “The value of those benefits can differ from campus to campus.”


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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.