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NCAA to assist families with travel to CFB playoff and Final Four

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The NCAA will help cover expenses for players' families to help travel to the College Football Playoff as well as the men's and women's Final Four starting this spring, the NCAA has announced.

According to the NCAA, the Association will pay up to $3,000 for student-athletes families who compete in the Final Four but do not advance to the championship game. The pay will be $4,000 for those athletes who advance to the championship game. The athletes who participate in the College Football Playoff will receive up to $3,000 in travel expenses.

The expenses the NCAA has agreed to pay is travel, hotel and meal expenses for families of the student-athlete.

“Championship experiences like the Final Four create memories of a lifetime for student-athletes, and we want to make sure their families are there to support and celebrate with them,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert.

During the 2013 Men's Final Four, the NCAA provided free tickets to student-athlete families and moved their seats behind their team's bench.

In 2014, the NCAA expanded to add a special reception for student-athlete family members.

The Men's Final Four this year will be in Indianapolis, Ind. beginning April 4.

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