How much money do I need, to go to America for 1 year as a student-athlete?

Costs and scholarships - 23 November 2022

Your costs for a year of study in America regularly include your tuition, lodging, food and other expenses. There are no extra costs to be a student-athlete compared to a normal student. On the contrary, it has its advantages: in fact, you can receive an athletic scholarship. The amount of the cost depends on several factors that vary by university and by athlete: 

  1. Your university’s tuition and living expenses: In fact, these can vary greatly from one university to another. They can range from $10,000 to $80,000 per year. This amount includes almost everything: your tuition, lodging, food and additional costs such as your insurance. If you are a student-athlete, the costs of playing sports are covered anyway. Such as sports clothes, materials, physical therapy and bus/flight trips to competitions;
  2. Whether you get a scholarship, and how high your scholarship is. Depends on your athletic level and your academic level. The school decides whether to award a scholarship and how high it is. If you are of great value to a team, you will receive a higher athletic scholarship. In addition, if you have good results in school, you may receive a partial scholarship for that as well;
  3. The other expenses you incur yourself. This may include, for example, your plane ticket home, your phone bill, leisure activities or other personal expenses such as clothes.

Slamstox helps you find the best universities and apply and negotiate for a scholarship. We always try to find the optimal mix of sports and scholarships. Would you like to know how we work, or would you like to see your possibilities? Then feel free to contact us for more information!

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