Ocean State University (OSU) is calculating summer school expenses to complete its year end budget analysis. There are a couple of student-athletes who were not awarded athletic aid during the 2011-12 academic year but will be receiving a 50% athletic scholarship during the 2012-13 academic year. Is it permissible for OSU to provide these student-athletes with athletic aid this summer? If so, how much? Yes it is permissible to provide these student-athletes with athletic aid this summer, up to 50% of a full grant in aid. NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2.5 states that a student-athlete who has not received athletically related aid from the certifying institution during a previous academic year may receive athletically related financial aid to attend the institution’s summer term or summer school under the following conditions: (Adopted: 1/15/11) (a) The student-athlete has been awarded athletically related financial aid for the following academic year; and (b) The aid is awarded only in proportion to the amount of athletically related financial aid the student will receive for the following academic year.