Ocean State University (OSU) administrators are reviewing student-athletes’ records to determine which student-athletes need to enroll in summer school. If OSU provides those student-athletes athletic aid to attend summer school, do they need to provide them with a written aid agreement?
No. NCAA Official Interpretation- 7/30/12- Notification of Summer Financial Aid Award (I)- states that an institution that is providing a financial aid award to a student-athlete for attendance at the institution’s summer session is not required to provide the recipient with a written statement of the amount, duration, conditions or terms of the award.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 15.2.8 (summer financial aid) and 126.96.36.199 (written statement requirement); a staff interpretation (5/31/12, Item c) and an official interpretation (10/14/92, Item No. 5-c-(4)) which have been archived]