College Fit: 5 Questions for Parents to Ask About Financial Aid

Parents, here are 5 questions you should ask about finances when considering how to choose a college for your student-athlete.
How much are you willing to pay for college and how much responsibility will fall on your student?
1. Does your student qualify for scholarships or other financial aid?
2. Is the campus area’s cost of living doable?
3. Will your student need a work-study program or job to help cover the cost of tuition?
4. Are you/your student willing to take out loans?

To help your student-athlete better understand their best college fit, you can start by asking them the right questions.

For more on this topic, check out: https://usatodayhss.com/2017/ask-your-student-these-20-questions-to-find-their-best-college-match
Find NCSA’s list of Best Colleges for Student-Athletes here: https://www.ncsasports.org/best-colleges

Have a question you want answered about the college search, admissions or financial aid? Send an email to recruitinghelp@ncsasports.org.
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