Justin Combs, the 18-year-old son of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, will attend UCLA on a $54,000 football scholarship.
It is one of 285 athletic scholarships the university hands out every year.
But it comes at a time when student fees are rising and a year after the university had to use more than $2 million in student fees to cover an athletic department funding gap.
UCLA says, however, that athletic scholarships are funded by ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations.
The Los Angeles Times says the senior Combs is worth an estimated $475 million and gave his son a $360,000 Maybach car for his 16th birthday.
And Justin Combs has defended the scholarship in a tweet, saying he put the work in.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
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