Questions College Coaches Ask + Financial Aid Tips
Coaches Corner: Concordia University St. Paul Recruiting Coordinator Jake Munkwitz Talks About the Recruiting Process.
We want to get to know, so we’re going to ask:
what are your hobbies?
what do you want to study in school? and what do you want to do with it when you’re done?
what type of career do you want?
what are your goals as far as when you’re in college?
what are your career goals?
what are your life goals 10 years from now?
what are your goals academically?
what your family life is like?
who are your friends that you hang out with all the time?
What’s your favorite teacher and why?
“It kind of it seems like small talk a little bit, but we just want to get to know you.”
We want to feel you out as far as what kind of person are you?
what are your interest?
What do you like to do?
And how can we help you be as successful as you can be when you’re here?
“These questions give us some insight into what type of person you are and what you’re looking for in a school.”
“How can we help you while you’re here connect you with as many job opportunities and potential employers as you can so that when you get to graduation you already have built up a network of people that we can help you get a career with?”
Is everything that you tell us all about football and I’m going to the league and everything like that or do you have a realistic plan that ‘hey I’m going to come here I’m going to work as hard as I can I want to get as good as I can at football with the understanding that 10 years from now the likelihood that I’m still playing football isn’t great at this level but I want to be a chiropractor I want to be an accountant I want to be this or be that.
“There’s a lot of ways to figure out how to make something like a $50,000 education on paper affordable once you get to the institution and start getting to know how the financial aid process works.”- St. Catherine University Head Softball Coach Colleen Powers
Do Your Homework
Prospective student-athletes need to do a lot of investigating as far as the process of receiving financial aid and outside scholarships.
“So, there are a lot of resources as far as outside scholarships go. I would say first and foremost the biggest focus has to be your academics through high school, so maintain your GPA as well as ACT score that’s in a certain range depending on the institution. It’s going to help you get academic aid.”
To apply for federal student aid (financial aid), such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year.