Connect with us

NFL Draft

Rice University will pay their football players for attendance 

Today Rice University announced to the Houston Chronicle that they will begin to cover the cost of attendance for their student athletes including their football players, starting this year.

The changes comes in the wake of an NCAA rule change that allows Division I schools to add incidental costs to the value of grant-in-aid athletic scholarships.

Rice, a private university, would not release the amount they will pay athletes for the cost of attendance.

“We’re committed to providing cost of attendance and will be phasing it in over time, starting this year,” the school said in a statement released to the Chronicle. “Per university policy, Rice does not comment on specific budgetary details.”

Estimated cost of attendance to Rice, per its financial aid office is totaled at $58,283, with $41,560 toward tuition, $723 for fees, $13,650 for room and board, $800 for books and $1,550 for personal expenses.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

RSS NFL Draft Diamonds

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview on The Slightly Personal Podcast: Lawson Hall, LB, Nevada

By: Chris DiCerbo The entire University of Nevada football team is looking to impress...

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Jerome Howard, Owner, Dynamic Performance Development

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Jerome Howard. Together we...

2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview on The Slightly Personal Podcast: Kyriq McDonald DB Missouri State

When it comes to adversity at the collegiate level, Kyriq McDonald is a prime...

2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview on The Slightly Personal Podcast: Noah Daniels, CB TCU

POSITION: Cornerback CLASS: Senior HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 194 HOMETOWN: League City, Texas HIGH SCHOOL:...

More in NFL Draft