The alumni support with many of the HA schools is very strong! My son's HA D1recruiting class all had secured jobs in their chosen field of study prior to graduation. We had to make similar decisions whether to choose Mid Major State U or HA D1. Worked out for my son, although a little debt was incurred, he was happy with his decision. He believes that the door for his opportunity was opened because of his degree.
Part of out process was that we as a family had serious discussion outlining all the sacrifice that we were willing to make prior to making that decision. We all agreed to certain terms for us as parents to make financially and he as student will be making financially and his commitment to education and baseball (in that order). Almost like a contract. Worked out for us.