NCAA Bylaw 16.02.3 states that an extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation.
Some examples of non-permissible extra benefits include the following:
- Special discounts and credit
- Free or reduced cost service
- Use of telephone or credit card for personal reasons without charge
- Entertainment services (e.g. free movie tickets)
- Loans of money
- Use of an automobile or transporting of student-athletes
- Gifts or awards of any kind
- Use of a student-athlete's name/picture to promote a commercial product
Receipt of any extra benefit will jeopardize athletic eligibility and must be reported to the Athletic Director, Head Coach, or Compliance Office.