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Yes - they offer academic scholarships to everyone...

that's they key. You can't fund 500 academic scholarships and only offer them for athletes. You have to offer them to everyone. So Stanford basically gives everyone a big scholarship. According to their website they give a student $36k in financial aid if their family makes between $150k and $185k. So even then if an athlete comes from a family that makes good money it will only cost the sport a 50% athletic scholarship to give them a "full ride."

Check out the link for Stanford's financial assistance I've posted below. And because Stanford's Cost of Attendance is so high ($64k) a 50% scholarship will give a "full ride" to any athlete coming from a family that makes $185k. This is what I think gives Stanford such a leg up on equivalency sports.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Link: Stanford's very generous financial aid

Posted: 09/12/2017 at 8:09PM


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Current Thread:
  Its called money ** -- Mercury 09/18/2017 08:44AM
  They use academic scholarships. -- HOO86 09/12/2017 7:52PM
  It is. My 500 number was arbitrary. -- HOO86 09/12/2017 8:37PM

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