Scholarship shortfall averages $4,300, faculty rep says
The Big 12 Conference on Monday announced its universities will cover athletes’ full cost of attendance, a measure that figures to increase Texas Tech’s annual athletic budget by more than $1 million.
The cost-of-attendance measure is one of three new bylaws the Big 12 said were unanimously adopted.
Starting Aug. 1, 2015, Big 12 schools will be required to provide:
■ scholarships based on the maximum amount allowed by NCAA bylaws;
■ multi-year scholarships that cover an athlete’s full period of eligibility;