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Need based but can't the coach make a visit to the F.A. office and get a few favors??? That's how it's done, right?
Financial aid is like a coupon. It is not real money!! It is budgeted in. The financial aid application is a guide to help schools determine what a students family can afford. If a coach goes into the FA office and lobbies for the player he may be able to increase the award if the budget allows. With division three its not like you have to have the player! If he was that type of player, he would likely be going Division 1. If a schools President and Alumni decide they need to give a program a shot in the arm than perhaps they loosen the purse strings some. Student loans are real money!
I would be curious what others know about financial aid?
Go all the way down to the bottom of the page and read the asterisk.. the scholarship award you are looking at is the average of all sports. So in the case of St A's and St mike's etc that is money for baseball, basketball, football and other sports, not hockey.
Look its pretty simple really, the only schools that have D2 hockey are the 6 listed in my earlier post. They do NOT give athletic scholarships for hockey because they play a D3 schedule. If they decided to play the D2 teams and D1 they could give money. They play against D3 teams so they agreed no scholarships.
Bemidji, Minn Mankato, Bently, etc etc are D2 schools that give scholarships but they play at the D1 level.
Gottcha. Thanks for clarifying and honestly with all of the schools adding lacrosse (not to mention the lower cost, shorter 'season,' no need for a year or two of Jr.s...) I regret my kid stayed with hockey. In our town I'm seeing clearly un-athletic kids / overweight, slow...walking right onto D-3 teams and quasi-athletic kids going d-1 with athletic kids getting full rides.
Oh to do it over again.
Give me a third string division 3 defensive bac, a lax stick and about 15 minutes and I will give you a division 1 All American lax player!! Biggest bunch of wine and cheese pussies ever!