Swimming & Diving Scholarships 101

Swimming & Diving Scholarships 101

NCAA – Division 1
Men – Up to 9.9 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 9.9 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Women – Up to 14 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 14 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: Men – 29 players; Women – 18 players.
NCAA-Division II
Men – Up to 8.1 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 8.1 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Women – Up to 8.1 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 8.1 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: Men – 21 players; Women – 18 players.
NCAA – Division III
Division III programs cannot award athletic-based aid.
Must rely on academic scholarships or other non-athletic based sources of funding.
Average team size: Men – 20 players; Women 21 players.
NAIA
Men – Up to 8 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 8 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Women – Up to 8 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 8 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: Men – 13 players; Women – 13 players.
NJCAA – Junior College (JUCO)
Men – Up to 15 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 15 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Women – Up to 15 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 15 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: Men – 12 players; Women – 10 players.


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