NCAA Scholarship Limits

Sports Scholarship Limits

DIVISION I SCHOLARSHIP LIMITS

D1 Head Count Sports
The following numbers represent the total number of athletes that can be provided scholarships. Scholarships can NOT be divided, however, a scholarship does not guarantee 100% funding. For example, a basketball program can provide a total of 12 athletes with scholarships. Those scholarships can be 100% funded, 75% funded, 60% funded, etc. However, no more than 12 players on the team may receive a scholarship of any kind, no matter what percentage is being offered.

Men’s Sports

  • Basketball (12)
  • FBS Football (25 per year/ 85 total)
  • FCS Football (30 per year/ 63 total)

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball (15)
  • Tennis (8)
  • Volleyball (12)
  • Gymnastics (12)

D1 Equivalency Sports
These sports may provide partial scholarships. The numbers below represent the TOTAL number of scholarships that can be divided amongst a team annually. This does not mean that every team provides this number of scholarships. It represents the total number they can divide amongst their entire team annually.

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball (11.7)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (12.6)
  • Fencing (4.5)
  • Golf (4.5)
  • Gymnastics (6.3)
  • Hockey (18)
  • Lacrosse (12.6)
  • Rifle (3.6)
  • Skiing (6.3)
  • Soccer (9.9)
  • Swimming and Diving (9.9)
  • Tennis (4.5)
  • Volleyball (4.5)
  • Water Polo (4.5)
  • Wrestling (9.9)

Women’s Sports

  • Bowling (5)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (18)
  • Equestrian (15)
  • Fencing (5)
  • Field Hockey (12)
  • Golf (6)
  • Lacrosse (12)
  • Rowing (20)
  • Rugby (12)
  • Skiing (7)
  • Soccer (14)
  • Softball (12)
  • Squash (12)
  • Swimming and Diving (14)
  • Water Polo (8)

DIVISION II SCHOLARSHIP LIMITS

DII Equivalency Sports
These sports may provide partial scholarships. The numbers below represent the TOTAL number of scholarships that can be divided amongst a team annually. This does not mean that every team provides this number of scholarships. It represents the total number they can divide amongst their entire team annually.

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball (9.0)
  • Basketball (10.0)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (12.6) (if both offered)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (5.0) (if only one is offered)
  • Fencing (4.5)
  • Football (36)
  • Golf (3.6)
  • Gymnastics (5.4)
  • Ice Hockey (13.5)
  • Lacrosse (10.8)
  • Rifle (3.6)
  • Skiing (6.3)
  • Soccer (9.0)
  • Swimming and Diving (8.1)
  • Tennis (4.5)
  • Volleyball (4.5)
  • Water Polo (4.5)
  • Wrestling (9.0)

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball (10.0)
  • Bowling (5.0)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (12.6) (if both offered)
  • Cross Country/Track and Field (6.0) (if only one is offered)
  • Equestrian (15.0)
  • Fencing (4.5)
  • Hockey (6.3)
  • Golf (5.4)
  • Gymnastics (6.0)
  • Ice Hockey (18.0)
  • Lacrosse (9.9)
  • Rowing (20)
  • Rugby (12)
  • Skiing (6.3)
  • Soccer (9.9)
  • Softball (7.2)
  • Squash (9.0)
  • Swimming and Diving (8.1)
  • Tennis (6.0)
  • Volleyball (8.0)
  • Water Polo (8.0)

DIVISION III SCHOLARSHIP LIMITS

No scholarships are provided a the Division III level. However, financial aid is available.