Criteria Governing Compensation to Student-Athletes

A student-athlete is permitted to earn legitimate on-and-off campus income during a semester term, provided the student-athlete is compensated:

  • Only for work actually performed
  • At a rate equivalent to the going rate in that locality for similar services.

Such compensation may not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability.

A student-athlete, prior to commencement of employment, must sign a statement to be kept on file in the athletic department, stating that they are bound by the above stipulations when working. Click Here to view the student-athlete employment form.