The cost of NCSA (National Collegiate Scouting Association) membership can be significantly reduced or even covered completely if athletes can demonstrate that they are in considerable financial need. Courtesy of the NFL Players Association, the NCSA offers several financial aid packages for these potential members.
The NCSA website also offers various helpful general tips to athletes for making college affordable. Athletes should attempt to appeal their Financial Aid offer, for instance, in order to find if they are eligible for more aid than they originally realized. They should also speak with their coach, who may be able to direct them towards other financial resources. It may also be an option for athletes to use their own leverage to secure the best financial deal if they have received offers from multiple programs.