NCAA Rules Regarding Jobs for Student-Athletes


Staff
Assistant AD/Student & Community Relations
Darrin Nelson 5-8150

Admin. Assistant for Student & Community Relations
Darcie Bransford 3-3702

NEW Academic Year Student-Athlete Employment
A new NCAA rule permits a Division I student-athlete to earn legitimate on- and off-campus employment income during semester or term time, provided such income in combination with other financial aid included in the student-athleteís individual limit does not exceed the value of a full grant plus $2,000, provided:

 A) The student-athlete has spent one academic year in residence at the certifying institution prior to working; and
 B) The student-athlete is eligible academically to compete for the institution.

Further, prior to commencement of employment, the student-athlete and the employer must sign a written statement to be kept on file in the athletics department which specifies the following:

 A) The student-athlete may not receive any remuneration for the value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following he or she has obtained because of athletics ability;
 B) The student-athlete is to be compensated only for work actually performed; and
 C) The student-athlete is to be compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for similar services.

In addition, a student-athlete who satisfies the above-mentioned conditions may receive on- or off-campus employment earnings up to $2,000 gross without considering such aid to be institutional aid, provided the employment (other than employment in the institutionís recreational sports unit) is not in the athletics department.  All employment earnings from work in the athletic department or athletic facilities are considered institutional aid.

Full Scholarship Student-Athletes
Full scholarship student-athletes who have met the above criteria may earn $2,000 gross during any academic year and are prohibited from working for the Department of Athletics or in athletics facilities.  You may work for the institutionís recreational sports unit.

Partial Scholarship Student-Athletes
Partial scholarship student-athletes who have met the above criteria may earn up to $2,000 gross in combination with other financial aid included in their individual limit up to the value of a full grant.  You may work for the institutionís recreational sports unit.

Entering Freshmen and
First-Year Transfer Student-Athletes
All entering freshmen and first-year transfer student-athletes may receive legitimate employment earnings during the academic year in combination with other financial aid included in the student-athleteís limit only up to the value of a full grant-in-aid.  You may work for the institutionís recreational sports unit.
 
 

Points to Remember About Jobs

All Student-Athletes (Full or Partial Scholarships)
1. Always check with your head coach and Darrin Nelson before committing yourself to any type of employment.

2. Prior to obtaining any type of employment you are required to notify Darrin, who will explain appropriate NCAA rules, check academic progress, notify interested parties, and explain forms to be completed by student-athletes and employers.

3. Three weeks notice is required prior to the beginning of the quarter for those student-athletes who need assistance in finding academic year employment.  Notice should be given to Darrin.  Resumes are also required prior to employment search.

4. Staff members, alumni, or friends (of the program) are permitted to assist you in obtaining outside employment during the academic year; however, there is no guarantee they will find employment for you.

5. Official vacation employment will not count against the $2,000 limit, individual, or team limits.  Vacation employment will be monitored using the same system as for part-time employment, however DAPER will not assist in the procurement of vacation employment.

6. You are to immediately report to Darrin the offer or receipt of any benefits not made regularly available to other employees performing similar work in the same locale including, but not limited to, transportation, loans and advances.

7. A violation of this policy may result in the loss of your eligibility for competition, the loss of your athletic grant, and your sport being precluded from participation in the National Championships.
 

Summer Employment
All student-athletes may work during the summer vacation and athletic department staff and alumni are allowed to assist you in finding summer employment.  The $2,000 limit on earnings does not apply to summer employment, however the following NCAA rules will apply:

 A) The student-athlete may not receive any remuneration for the value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following he or she has obtained because of athletics ability;

 B) The student-athlete is to be compensated only for work actually performed; and

 C) The student-athlete is to be compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in the locality for similar services.

Points to Remember about Summer Jobs:

1. DAPER will offer limited assistance for summer employment in the Bay Area ONLY.

2. All interested student-athletes must have a resume to present to future employers.

3. No resumes for summer employment will be accepted after May 1.

4. Student-athletes interested in internships should have resumes available by April 1.

5. All inquiries about summer employment should be made to Darrin Nelson.