Athletes on scholarship have their tuition, room and board, and more paid for. But, what happens with walk-on athletes? Walk-ons pay for their own tuition through non-athletic scholarships, grants and student loans. However, they often dedicate at least 20 hours per week to their sport.
Michigan State University redshirt junior linebacker Shane Jones of the Spartan Newsroom, who came to the university on an athletic scholarship, talks with junior linebacker Sean Harrington, who began as a walk-on on the team and earned a scholarship.