Daily Compliance Item- 3.28.16- Summer Athletic Aid

Slider is a full athletic scholarship baseball student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU). Slider was also awarded an academic scholarship, so his athletic aid was reduced pursuant to NCAA financial aid limits. His equivalency against team limits is now 60%.

Slider is going to attend summer school and OSU would like to provide athletic aid to help with expenses. Which of the following is a true statement?

A. Slider may receive a 60% scholarship to attend summer school
B. Slider may receive a full scholarship to attend summer school
C. Slider may not receive any athletic aid to attend summer school
D. None of the above

The answer is B. NCAA Bylaw states that if an institution provides a student-athlete with a full athletics grant during the academic year but is required to reduce the grant in accordance with Bylaw 15.1.4 (reduction when excess aid is awarded), the institution may provide the student-athlete full athletically related financial aid to attend the institution’s summer term.

Jennifer M. Condaras
Associate Commissioner
BIG EAST Conference

The opinions expressed in the Daily Compliance Item are the author’s and the author’s alone, and are not endorsed by The BIG EAST Conference, JumpForward, or the Collegiate Sports Group of Bond, Schoeneck, and King. The Daily Compliance Item is not a substitute for a compliance office, case specific research, or the NCAA Bylaws. Do some homework, ask around, and get it right.

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