Make sure you visit this out of state school if she is thinking of going there. After my daughters first trip out of State to a school that was making a nice offer, she knew it wouldn't work. She wanted to be able to visit friends and family on a weekend if she needed. She wanted more diversity. The vibe wasn't there. The trip had us reassess what schools she was looking for.The school that she is verbally committed to is a dream school and is a school that even without soccer she would have applied to. Unfortunately it is a D3 school in a state that doesn't typically offer money to middle class parents for merit. The school with the full ride is one that wasn't on the radar until we did a google search for the top schools with the major. The thing that makes it really appealing is the money.
So sad that a state school outside of CA will offer a full ride merit scholarship and I doubt that my kiddo will see a cent offered here. So sad that other states are luring away our top 5% academic kiddos (I use this percentage because she is in the top 5% at her high school) and our state isn't willing to care because so many kids want a spot at our schools.
As mentioned, make sure you have in writing everything that is covered. Good luck with your decision. Keep us updated.