The New York Times had a recent article discussing athletic scholarships and the fact that most athletic scholarships do not cover the full cost of a college education. This article should be read by any student or parent who is under the believe that their athletic prowess can get them a full ride to any college. It is true that top athletes in the money sports of football and basketball can get some attractive offers of aid but these are the unusual case, not the rule.
As I have said on this blog on some many other occasions, students and parents need to understand financial aid as a whole package and not just rely on the hope for an athletic scholarship. Otherwise, the disappointment may be greater than necessary.