Expectations Lose to Reality of College Scholarships

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The New York Times ran an article on March 10th talking about how parents have the expectations that high school sports and select teams will lead to a path to college.  They are often disappointed, given that college scholarships only cover a portion of the full bill.

"People run themselves ragged to play on three teams at once so they could always reach the next level," said Margaret Barry of Laurel, Md., whose daughter is a scholarship swimmer at the University of Delaware. "They're going to be disappointed when they learn that if they're very lucky, they will get a scholarship worth 15 percent of the $40,000 college bill. What's that? $6,000?"

See the full article here.

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