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Report: TCU’s cost of attendance figure will be 2nd most in Big 12

Over the course of the next school year, TCU scholarship athletes will receive an additional $4,700 to cover full cost of attendance. And according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, that figure that will rank 2nd in the Big 12.

A report from the Chronicle that was published Thursday listed Texas Tech as the only conference school that will have a higher number, with $5,100 expected to be added to the Red Raiders’ full scholarships. West Virginia had the lowest number in the Big 12, at $1,971.

Oklahoma will be close behind TCU next year, with an additional $4,614 coming its athletes’ way. Of the 20 highest figures for next year, seven come from the Big 12, according to the Chronicle. Tennessee will lead the nation at $5,666. TCU will likely disperse its additional money to athletes monthly, adding to their usual stipend checks.

Cost of attendance figures, in this sense, is the money that covers the gap between a full scholarship and the actual cost of attendance, as the Star-Telegram explained in a story last month. Actual cost of attendance factors in travel costs, extra rent money and miscellaneous expenses, like school supplies and food. Schools have calculated their full cost of attendance figures for years, but they weren’t paid much attention until January, when the Power 5 conferences announced they’d be covering those costs for athletes next year.

Here are the Big 12 numbers in their entirety, from the Chronicle:

1. Texas Tech, $5,100

2. TCU, $4,700

3. Oklahoma, $4,614

4. Oklahoma State, $4,560

5. Texas, $4,310

6. Kansas State, $4,112

7. Baylor, $3,882

8. Kansas, $3,076

9. Iowa State, $2,430

10. West Virginia, $1,971

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