What does this have to do with basketball? Maybe nothing.
Or maybe it suggests that when an institution prioritizes success, they can get special things done.
Yale doesn't offer scholarships for athletics per Ivy League rules. They do, however, have incredibly generous need based add packages. With an average package of over 38K.
Harvard, who appears to be on the rise in basketball under Tommy Ammaker, has even more generous financial aid packages. The price of attendance is ~10% of family household income up to households grossing 160K. I believe it is free for families with household incomes under 30K.
Notre Dame used to be the school that did Athletics and Academics right. It appears that the Ivy's might be redirecting their efforts to occupy this space. Unless/until ND makes commitments to basketball excellence, I fear that ND will be challenged to sell the athletics/academics blend to basketball players.