Alabama's cost of attendance stipend will rank among highest in nation I’ve discussed this before, but some programs openly tell recruits the stipend difference during the recruiting process. If your wondering why Florida kids are going out of State more often, it is because the system and stipend payment benefits those going out of State. Bama, Auburn and TN have some of highest cost of attendance stipends in the SEC and country. If you are a 17/18 year old kid and can make a vast difference in money by going out of State versus staying in Florida, you do so. This stipend totally changed the recruiting landscape. UF stipend is lower than FSU as well Do the research. Attached is a 2 year old article. The problem is getting worse, not better.