Ocean State University is providing several student-athletes with athletic aid to attend summer school. Is the institution required to provide these student-athletes with a written grant-in-aid agreement noting the amount, etc.?
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a staff interpretation (5/31/12, Item c) and an official interpretation (10/14/92, Item No. 5-c-(4)) which have been archived]