Daily Compliance Item- 3.26.15- 15.2.8.1.2.3- Summer School Aid

Clay Court is a full athletic scholarship men’s tennis student-athlete at Ocean State University (OSU).  Clay 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 75%. 
Clay 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. Clay  may receive a 75% scholarship to attend summer school
B. Clay  may receive a full scholarship to attend summer school
C. Clay  may not receive any athletic aid to attend summer school
D.  None of the above
The answer is BNCAA Bylaw 15.2.8.1.2.3 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.

Daily Compliance Item- 3.10.15- 15.2.8, 15.3.2.2- Summer Aid

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 15.3.2.3 (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a staff interpretation (5/31/12, Item c) and an official interpretation (10/14/92, Item No. 5-c-(4)) which have been archived]