Daily Compliance Item- 5.5.15- 15.5.3.2- Equivalency Computation for Part-Time Enrollees

Striker, a men’s soccer student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU), will only need to enroll in 6 hours during the fall 2015 semester to fulfill graduation requirements.  When calculating Striker’s scholarship equivalency, OSU will include the actual or average cost of a full grant in aid for a full-time student in the denominator.  
A.  True
B.  False
 
The answer is A.  NCAA Staff Interpretation- 5/1/15- Equivalency Computation Method for a Student-Athlete Enrolled Part-Time (I)- states that a student-athlete is eligible for institutional financial aid while enrolled part-time during any regular term of the academic year (e.g., meets final semester/quarter exception), the student-athlete’s denominator for equivalency calculation purposes shall be based on the actual or average cost of a full grant-in-aid for all students enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies at the institution.
[References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 14.2.2.1.3 (final semester/quarter), 15.01.5 (eligibility for student-athletes for institutional financial aid), 15.5.3.2 (equivalency computations), and 15.5.3.2.1 (additional requirements)]
Jennifer M. Condaras 
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference

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