Here, we'll break down the key differences between the ACHA and NCAA D3 to determine which path is right for you.

Scholarships Scholarships are not allowed. This is strictly enforced by the NCAA. Scholarships are not allowed; however, some teams may be able to provide financial assistance through academic scholarships.
Time Commitment 25-40 hours/week depending on the division and program 15-25 hours/week depending on the team
Game Schedule Teams usually play 25 regular season games in a year. Games are held any day during the week, so midweek games are quite common. Teams play anywhere from 25 to 35 regular season games during the year. Almost all games are held Friday through Sunday so as to not conflict with academics.