Extra Benefits

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 a benefit by student-athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., foreign students, minority students) determined on a basis unrelated to athletics ability.

Receipt of any extra benefit will jeopardize athletic eligibility and must be reported to the Athletic Director, Head Coach, or Compliance Office.