Originally Posted by Devilito
depends on how big the qualifying draw is / your ranking (local, national or even ATP points if you're international) and prior results. For something like this you’d contact the tournament director directly and talk to him to make sure you’re in so you can make travel arrangements. Each situation can be different. Most tournaments like this provide accommodations through volunteers taking in out of town players and your flight is either paid for or subsidized depending on your drawing power. $8000 for first place could easily draw in a top 100-200 player that’s got nothing better going on that week.
That's exactly the information I was looking for! Thank you very much Devilito!