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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird
    Financial Aid determinations come after reviewing ones individual FAFSA report. You absolutely cannot compare what one student may receive with what another may or may not receive and conclude that another may receive a comparable offer. It is an individually based determination based on income of the student or student's family.
    Thats true, I've see some players at the DIII level who could start on top notch DI programs(who probabily got to go there because their school was paid for through FAFSA), While on the other hand I've seen players who couldn't play much at all(probabily had rich parents who could afford them to school)....I see what your saying though.
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    For the record, Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships. They function just like a DIII. We have received letters and some calls from the Ivy League schools. Unfortunately,we are caught in the middle. Not eligilbe for financial aid and not willing to take out a $50K per year student loan.

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    If you have been an athlete in high school, but don't have the DI, NAIA, or DII schools looking at you, remember in life it is all about the academics. If you are fortunate enough to play the sport you love and get a great education, go for it. Very few go from DI to the Pros and they better hope they got a good education while they were concentrating on their sport because the athletic end of it could be over real soon and they will need something to fall back on. In other words 90% of the student athletes, if not more, need to concentrate on academics because after college the chances of your sport getting you a job are slim to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry521 View Post
    If you have been an athlete in high school, but don't have the DI, NAIA, or DII schools looking at you, remember in life it is all about the academics. If you are fortunate enough to play the sport you love and get a great education, go for it. Very few go from DI to the Pros and they better hope they got a good education while they were concentrating on their sport because the athletic end of it could be over real soon and they will need something to fall back on. In other words 90% of the student athletes, if not more, need to concentrate on academics because after college the chances of your sport getting you a job are slim to none.
    Very true Henry....

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    Yes, it's true and sounds like the NCAA commercial that says that "most of our athletes go pro in something besides sports"--or something lie that. Sports may open up doors to jobs indirectly with the contacts made. The attitudes and lessons learned could be helpful as well. Academics, though, must be at the core.

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    DIII schools are very expensive, but the education is worth every penny IMO. Most DIII schools will help you out tremendously if you had good grades in high school, a good ACT and get help from your FAFSA. Grants are also usually available to help you pay their high tuition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Python View Post
    DIII schools are very expensive, but the education is worth every penny IMO. Most DIII schools will help you out tremendously if you had good grades in high school, a good ACT and get help from your FAFSA. Grants are also usually available to help you pay their high tuition.
    I agree completely. I graduated with a great degree, got to study abroad, make connections to live abroad for a year (w/ my parents contributing $0, not many people can say that), finding a great job when I got back, and attending law school...oh yeah, and playing football. You don't get those kind of opportunities at UK or UofL. Hanover's degree holds up against anyones' and the life education I got is priceless..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Python View Post
    DIII schools are very expensive, but the education is worth every penny IMO. Most DIII schools will help you out tremendously if you had good grades in high school, a good ACT and get help from your FAFSA. Grants are also usually available to help you pay their high tuition.

    Why is that? Does a DIII school offer something others don't? Some I have looked at cost more than ND or even Harvard.

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    I think that most D3 schools are private schools. Being private simply means they have to stay on top of actual cost. No subsidies from the state. State schools factor in state subsidies (I think) before calculating tuition. They also have to get permission to raise tuition from the state.

    In my opinion all Universities and Colleges operating in the state should be required to present tuition as actual cost without state subsidies. If the state wants to encourage in-state students to stay in state they can offer "automatic" scholarships or grants just for living in KY. In this way the out-of-state students pay full cost and in-state get a break without artifically surpressing the tuition costs. If the states around KY are examined many have higher tuitions with scholarships for in-state students.

    Our son in going D3 to be able to play football. With the aid that was offered it will be cheaper than UK (after the 2008 tuition increase). We are tickled with the attention he has received so far. He has met some stand-up men on the football team already and the coaches and administrators seem to be truly interested in him as a person rather than a body to help the school reach its athletic goals. We think this will be a better experience than he may have had at a larger public university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miragesmack View Post
    Why is that? Does a DIII school offer something others don't? Some I have looked at cost more than ND or even Harvard.
    Smaller class sizes and more individual attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offcentre67 View Post
    At Centre they have plenty of Academic scholarships as well as matching however much money you get from FASFA. They infact just recently raised money for over a $130 mill (I think thats the right amount) trust fund that will go toward giving students grant money.
    I thought Centre was a NAIA school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einstein70 View Post
    I thought Centre was a NAIA school.
    Nope, it's D3. On our very short list of schools we're considering currently. In fact, taking a visit there tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperstown View Post
    Nope, it's D3. On our very short list of schools we're considering currently. In fact, taking a visit there tomorrow.
    Centre has a beautiful campus and will work with you to make paying for school as easy as possible. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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    I was recruited by several DIII schools out of high school. I had a good ACT score and a single parent. My concern was always the cost, but they always had it worked out so that it wouldn't be that bad. There were various forms of financial aid availabe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry521 View Post
    If you have been an athlete in high school, but don't have the DI, NAIA, or DII schools looking at you, remember in life it is all about the academics. If you are fortunate enough to play the sport you love and get a great education, go for it. Very few go from DI to the Pros and they better hope they got a good education while they were concentrating on their sport because the athletic end of it could be over real soon and they will need something to fall back on. In other words 90% of the student athletes, if not more, need to concentrate on academics because after college the chances of your sport getting you a job are slim to none.
    Good stuff: although I would say 98% of the athletes if not more.

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