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Myth: Athletic scholarships cover the full cost of college tuition

“FACT: In addition to the multitude of partial college scholarships given out in sports like baseball, where full scholarships are rare, many basketball and football players on so called “full rides” often find that their scholarships fall short of covering the cost of attendance by a few thousand dollars. A 2010 study conducted jointly by the National College Players Association and Ithaca College found that Division I student-athletes on “full” scholarships were left with an average shortfall of $2,951 per year, or $14,755 over four years. That same year the average student loan debt of all college seniors who graduated was $25,250, according to the Institute of College Access and Success.”

Excerpt from Top Ten Sports Myths… found on nesn.com