Student vs Student-Athletes

Difference Between Students & Student-Athletes

For Student-Athletes

Most student-athletes have an athletic talent which enables them to earn an athletic scholarship. Student-athletes receive lots of benefits from universities & usually have a higher graduation success rate than regular students.

Financial aid opportunities usually include:

• For undergraduate degrees (Associates/ Bachelors):
Athletic scholarships as the main form of financial aid – sometimes combined with academic (merit) and talent scholarship/ international aid scholarships, etc.

• For graduate/post-graduate degrees (Masters/ Doctorates):
Graduate assistantship opportunities such as those of being an assistant coach or working in the athletic department, research/teaching assistantships, scholarships, fellowships (from the university or external).

Students

ASAL works with students that want to to be admitted into Universities to undertake an undergraduate (Associates and/or Bachelors) and/or a graduate/post-graduate (Masters and/or Doctorates) level degree(s).

Financial aid opportunities usually include:

• For undergraduate degrees (Associates/ Bachelors):
Academic/merit based/talent (music, arts)/other scholarships/ fellowships, external scholarship or fellowship awards, etc.

• For graduate/post-graduate degrees (Masters/Doctorates):
Teaching/research/graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, external scholarship or fellowship awards, etc.