Then, you hear some talk about the more traditional ways they made money in school such as secured work studies, asked their schools for more money, applied for grants, and private and personal loans, applied for private and corporate scholarships, claimed up to a $2,500 tax credit, asked (begged) their parents, grandparents, other family members for money, etc.
But, what about the college athlete? They don't have time to do all these inventive things to make money. They are constantly on the field, court, ice, in the pool, on the green, etc. There's been a long-time debate that college athletes should be paid to play because their games generate a large revenue for their colleges, and companies like Nike for example, pay "tens of millions to elite college sports programs to be the exclusive sponsor for teams and supplier of their footwear."
And now, the State of California is advocating that college athletes be paid to play (up to $25,000) and paid to use their likenesses on apparel, video games, and other methods of advertising (up to 10% of TV and marketing profits). And even better, college basketball coaches could make at a maximum, $650,000, and college football coaches could make a max of $3 million.
At the point that this debate becomes reality for all college athletes, I'm willing to bet that simply dating an athlete will become among one of the inventive ways that some students stay financially afloat in college! (rolls eyes)
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