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New stipends put spotlight on colleges’ math

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

The start of a new school year ushers in a new financial reality for college athletic departments and, with it, questions about the hot new statistic in college sports: cost of attendance, or COA. Schools use cost of attendance to determine a student’s need for financial aid, and federal la...

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