FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State says it will start providing stipends to scholarship athletes in all 16 sports beginning next year with a goal of paying the full cost of attending college.

Officials with the school that has won four straight Football Championship Subdivision titles say the anticipated additional cost will be up to $3,400 per full scholarship.

The proposal to help players with miscellaneous expenses originated with the most powerful conferences at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Those schools approved the legislation in January.

NDSU officials say they believe that Liberty University is the only other mid-major offering cost of attendance scholarships for all sports.

An NCAA spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone message left Thursday.

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