NCAA v NAIA – Collegiate Sports

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Carroll College – Montana – small liberal arts college. 13-1 staff ratio. Great skiing.  1475 students.  Looking to recruit international students.

  • No dominant group
  • 40 majors
  • Undergraduate institution, no teaching assistants
  • Average class size 16.
  • Internship programme.
  • Soccer, cross-country, golf, football team.

Texas Christian University

  • Bigger than Carroll – thousands.
  • Lots of building has been done.
  • Mascot is horned frog.
  • Northern part of Texas – Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
  • Lots of sports



  • Founded 1906
  • in charge of  sports in unis – Div 1, 2 and 3.
  • Div 1 & 2 offer scholarships.
  • Div 3 are academic scholarships not athletic
  • Division 2 institutions are the largest
  • 0-1% of high school students end up professional
  • Division 3 – balance of academics and competitive athletics
  • Better balance than higher levels.  Less competition.
  • Scholarships – limited by NCAA.  Full scholarship – everything (e.g. basketball – track and field, men and women soccer.
  • Partial scholarships
  • Eligibility – reg fee $130, register during junior year (1ère)
  • Have to submit transcripts, leaving certificates, SAT scores
  • SUBMIT ASAP!  Additional info may be necessary
  • They check you’re an amateur.
  • Division 1 – 5 year clock
  • Corresponding with coaches – send emails direct ot university coaches, telephone calls, send videos of yourself in action, find coaches’ email addresses – refer to NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete
  • NCAA limits number of scholarships.  Awarded to athletes by coaches and can vary in amount.



  • founded 1937
  • comparable to NCAA Division 2 and 3
  • 255 member institutions
  • Often religiously-affiliated
  • 13 sports
  • 22 conferences
  • Divisions 1 & 2
  • « Champions of Character » – integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, servant leadership
  • $120 fee, register just after junior year, submit SATs, reports, translations, class ranking.  Top 50% of class. 860 SAT.
  • Have to be amateurs, never paid for what they have done. Can’t promote producs.


Differences between the NCAA and NAIA.

  • Div 1 & 2 – v large research institutions – NAIA – everything smaller
  • Strict coach-student contact rules NCAA – less strict NAIA
  • Scholarships only Div 1 and 2 NCAA, both divisions NAIA

Similarities – must be amateurs, minimum academic standards.  Limits on semesters of competition.

Certain sports recruit v early – e.g. women’s soccer recruit 2 years earlier.  As long as the students visit at their own expense.

Internationals mostly in track, tennis and golf…but in basketball as well for example.

Minimum academic requirements in NCAA – check details for your country.

Merit Scholarships – International and US Students

Merit scholarships  are not suffering as badly as you might expect in the current economic climate.  $40,000 US tuition fees.

Lynn, Bryant, Suffolk, Pace, Bennington, Loyola Chicago, Loyola Mary Mount, American, Eckert, Parsons, Penn State, St Michael’s Vermont, Stonehill.

Colby Sawyer – division 1 ski team – generous, lower grades

Salve Regina – lower grades.

Florida Institute Technology.

North Eastern

Boston University


The Choice - Getting into College and Paying for it

April 11, 2012, 2:20 PM

A New Tool to Compare Financial Aid Offers

A screenshot of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new online tool, which allows students to compare college costs based on their own financial aid offers.A screenshot of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new online tool, which allows students to compare college costs based on their own financial aid offers.

For students and parents who’ve spent the past few weeks crunching numbers from financial aid offers, a tool that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau introduced on Wednesday may help make sense of it all.

The tool allows students to compare costs from three schools at a time. By entering only the names of the universities, students may see the estimated price of each college, the average amount of grants and scholarships students receive, the estimated debt burden and the estimated monthly student loan payments students can expect after graduation.

The tool gets more interesting after clicking its green “enter financial aid” button. By entering data from the schools’ financial award letters — including expected family contributions and military benefits, if applicable — students will be able to have a more realistic look at their college options, financially speaking.

We took the tool on a test drive. By entering the names of three schools — we chose Stanford, Harvard and Northwestern — we found that the sticker prices of each school were more than $55,000 for the first year, but that each institution offered (on average) more than $30,000 in grants and scholarships. Although the debt burden of each institution was listed as high, the schools also had high graduation and retention rates, a factor in the debate over the value of higher education.

The comparison shopper, currently in beta version, has data on more than 7,500 colleges, including vocational schools, community colleges, state universities and private institutions. Its numbers are based on public information from government statistical agencies, said Jen Howard, a spokeswoman for the bureau.

Cost calculators aren’t new, of course. After all, the government now requires universities to provide net price calculators on their Web sites. But the bureau’s tool, officials said, is unique because it allows students to enter their own financial aid offers to have an in-depth, personalized look at how much each of their college picks may cost, all in one place.

“Student loan debt has crossed the $1 trillion mark and tuition continues to climb,” said Richard Cordray, the director of the bureau, who announced the tool’s debut in South Dakota on Wednesday. “Now more than ever, students and their families need to know before they owe.”

The new calculator arrives just as college-bound seniors are finalizing their college choices. Now that college admissions results are out, many students must make an enrollment decision by May 1.

US Universities – Ideas


MUSIC BUSINESS – Columbia Chicago. Open admission.  Huge breadth – film, art, music, theatre – great location.  Most of faculty adjunct.  Satisfied students. No portfolio needed.

Midwest universities – Furlong, Chicago, North Western, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Lake Forest, Bowsman Montana, Montana State (open), Kansas, Arizona