Costs and scholarships

What are the costs for sports in the USA?

In the Netherlands (and all other countries), many costs are incurred every year for training, competitions and materials. In America, all these costs are covered by the university, this is the reward that athletes receive for playing for the university team.

Universities are often sponsored by major brands such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, etc., which means that you do not incur any costs for (sports) clothing. Services such as physiotherapy are also included in the package of a student athlete.

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What are the costs of studying in the United States?

The costs of studying in the US vary a lot per university. Some universities cost $10,000 per year, while others can cost up to $75,000 per year. The total cost of attendance usually includes cost for housing, meals and extra costs.

Your college expenses depend on the total costs of your university and the amount of scholarship you receive. The scholarships you receive will be deducted from the total costs. The amount of scholarships can vary a lot and usually depends on your academic and athletic results, the scholarship budget of the coach and the number of spots in your team.

Slamstox helps you find the best university based on your level, needs and ambitions. We also help you with finding the right scholarships.

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What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is an amount of money a student receives to lower the costs of college. Scholarships are awarded to students with good academic and athletic results. It can be seen as a financial reward to help cover the costs of your studies.

In the United States, scholarships are very common. This is different in many other countries. Universities in the US have a scholarship budget to give out scholarships to the best students. Bringing in the best students and student-athletes is important for an American university because this allows them to compete with other universities on an academic and athletic level!

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What is an athletic scholarship?

An athletic scholarship is a financial reward that can be offered to student-athletes, based on their athletic level. It will decrease your total costs for studying in the US. American universities have multiple sports teams, all with their own coaching staff. Every coach receives a scholarship budget from the university that he/she can divide over the athletes in a team. The head coach is usually the final decision maker when it comes to awarding athletic scholarship money.

The amounts of scholarship can vary per university, and even per team. Your amount (or percentage) of scholarship depends on your level, remaining budget and how interested a coach is to have you on his/her team. There are many different divisions, universities and levels in the US, which provide many opportunities for athletic scholarships. Slamstox helps you with finding the right athletic scholarship. We believe that almost everybody can qualify for an athletic scholarship, as long as you work hard and are realistic about your expectations.

In addition to athletic scholarships, universities can offer academic scholarships.

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What is an academic scholarship?

An academic scholarship is a financial reward awarded to students with good academic results. It will decrease your total costs of your studies in the US. Not every student earns an academic scholarship. The admissions department of a university decides who will receive academic scholarships.

Every university has different criteria for academic scholarships. Universities often review your GPA, test scores and other admission material. Sometimes they will take extracurricular activities into account as well. Slamstox helps you with translating your transcripts to Academic standards, sending your academic info to coaches and universities and with preparing for the admission tests. We will always try to help you get an academic scholarship as high as possible!

In addition to academic scholarships, schools can offer athletic scholarships.

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What other costs do I have to take into account?

During your studies in the US you will, just like in any other country, have costs and expenses to take into account. Think about personal expenses, your phone bill, flights home during the holidays, or taking your friend out to dinner. The amount of extra costs depends on your personal lifestyle.

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