Press Release

College Football Playoff Expands Travel Assistance for Student-Athletes’ Families

IRVING, Texas – The College Football Playoff (CFP) announced today that it will expand its program to offset expenses for student-athletes’ parents or guardians to travel to the Playoff Semifinals this season, in addition to the National Championship. The CFP provided the expenses for the championship game in January, 2015.

The $2,500 stipend per student-athlete is intended to help with expenses for hotel accommodations, travel and meals for up to 100 families from each participating institution.

“We were pleased to implement this expense-reimbursement program for the first College Football Playoff National Championship and we received warm and sincere positive feedback from the family members,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP. “Extending support to the Playoff Semifinals will be another terrific benefit for folks who will be thrilled to be present to celebrate the accomplishments and experiences of their student-athletes.”

Under a pilot program, CFP distributed $500,000 that was used to assist families of athletes from The Ohio State University and the University of Oregon who attended the game in North Texas, January 12, 2015.