Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AA schools give to players on college football teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone granted $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For most student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-AA school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA men's football scholarships that are offered you need to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was made to present student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AA school and receiving a men's football scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-AA Men's Football

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 100 98
Total Number of Athletes 12,273 84,169
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $4,283 $4,327
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $419,496 $472,187
Total Full Time Head Coaches 113 522
Total Part Time Head Coaches 10 336
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 803 2,764
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 344 4,436
Average Total Revenue $2,584,427 $3,783,815
Average Total Expenses $2,635,479 $2,498,701

Make use of the NCAA Division I-AA men's football statistics above to determine whether this division gives you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AA schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA men's football teams across the nation, which will help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare it to the national average. Currently there are 12,273 men participating in football at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is spending on each player on their men's football team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. How much a NCAA Division I-AA school spends on you as a player will help signify how valuable they feel that you are to the football team and the overall sports program plus the level of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NCAA Division I-AA college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the football program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the level of men's football programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-AA schools across the nation. The more NCAA Division I-AA colleges spend the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you develop your talent and help you keep on track athletically and academically so you can keep your football scholarship year after year. The more NCAA Division I-AA men's football coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one training and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can earn off their men's football programs the more likely they are to grow them. When men's football programs are more successful and popular NCAA Division I-AA colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new football teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AA football teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and growing men's football teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA colleges aggressively recruiting men's football players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of how much NCAA Division I-AA colleges all around the country are investing in men's football programs, thus whether or not football scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA men's football scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare with NCAA Division I-AA schools across the country. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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