The College Football Playoff will offer financial aid to families of players traveling to the national championship, the organization announced on Tuesday.
As many as two parents or legal guardians for each player can be reimbursed up to $1,250 per person for lodging, travel and meal expenses.
From the release:
"We know how expensive travel can be, so we're pleased to provide assistance to parents or guardians who want to see their sons play in the first College Football Playoff National Championship," said Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff. "It will make the game even more special for the student-athletes to know that their family members are receiving this benefit."
The NCAA will also offer financial assistance to student-athletes' families for the men's and women's basketball Final Fours, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer praised the NCAA's decision to allow financial assistance for players' parents and guardians.
Glad to see the NCAA did the right thing and will help assist w/ expenses so our player's parents can get to Dallas to see their sons play— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) January 6, 2015
- Stanley Kay