Most athletic scholarships aren't full rides, often leaving families with a substantial funding gap. In this episode, Jon Fugler talks with college funding expert Brad Baldridge about how to close the gap.
Brad has been counseling families since 2004, has helped them plan for their kids' academic future and has shown them how to get scholarships and other financial aid.
Brad reveals to us some of the best places to find funds and shares some free resources that will help go down this road. He also shares some of the biggest misconceptions when seeking funding.
Just as Jon teaches that you should cast your net wide when compiling your list of schools, it is also good to cast your net wide when looking for funding. It opens up more options.
You can't do it alone. In the last episode, Jon Fugler laid out clearly what parents must do in the recruiting process. This is teamwork, and the student-athlete has unique responsibilities, too.
Without parent/athlete teamwork, success is unlikely. Your athletic scholarship isn't going to happen.
Jon covers four things the student-athlete must do. And he explains what to do if the parent isn't supportive.
Parents, share this episode with your kid and talk about it afterwards.
Jon is also taking questions that he is answering on the podcast. To submit yours, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. He tackles a great question in this episode.