Division 1 (now known as FBS):
- Total of 85 scholarships allowed per college at any one time
- Can only offer a maximum of 25 in any one year (that means only 2,925 Division 1 scholarships available for the entire country)
- There are no partial scholarships in FBS football
- Only allowed 20 walk-on / preferred walk-on
Division 1 AA (now known as FCS):
- Only allowed 63 total scholarships per college at any one time
- They can divide those 63 scholarships among no more than 85 players
- Can accept Division 1 transfers who would be eligible to play immediately
- Only allowed 36 total scholarships but…
- D2 schools can “break up” their scholarships
- Most players will be on partial scholarship
- Will get some transfers
- Provide no Athletic Scholarships or special opportunities for student-athletes
- Grant and Aid packages determined through academics, testing, and need.
- Junior colleges fall into a category similar to that of Division 2 schools, in that they are able to “break up” scholarships as they see fit.