Updated March 2023
STUDENT-ATHLETES: SUMMER SCHOOL
Kansas Athletics strives to provide funds, as available, for student-athletes to attend summer school. If awarded, a grant-in-aid will be based on the recommendation of the student-athlete’s academic counselor, sport administrator and head coach, as approved by the Athletics Director. Summer school financial aid shall be awarded in compliance with NCAA rules.
- Packets of summer school information are provided to all student-athletes by Student Athlete Support Services in Information includes summer session dates, registration deadlines and the summer school aid request form.
- Student-athletes are responsible for completing the summer school aid request form and returning it by March 31 to the Associate Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Support Services.
- The academic counselor, sport administrator and head coach will review the summer school aid request and make a recommendation regarding summer school aid.
- Student-athletes failing to meet the established deadline or not recommended for summer school aid will be notified and can appeal to a committee made up of the Deputy AD/Senior Woman Administrator, the Associate Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Support Services, and the appropriate sport administrator.
Recommendations for awarding summer school aid will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria, including, but not limited to:
- Course completion necessary for graduation following summer session;
- Continuing eligibility requirements (e.g. the need for 18/24 hours of classes per academic year);
- Availability of necessary classes (e.g. only offered during summer);
- Individual sports’ budgetary constraints;
- Class standing (e.g. freshman, sophomore);
- Grades achieved in previous course work;
- Course(s) enrolled in previously and dropped (e.g. reasons for dropping);
- Increased likelihood of graduating in less than five (5) years with attendance during summer sessions; or
- Previous history of following summer school
In late March, student-athletes wishing to attend summer school will enroll, using priority enrollment for summer term. Student-athletes will be responsible for enrolling themselves. If aid is not approved, students must drop any course in which they are enrolled by the first date of June classes in order to avoid tuition charges and a $50 late payment fee charged by the Student Account Services office.
Financial Aid Information
- If approved for summer school financial aid, student-athletes must enroll in and complete a minimum of one (1) credit hour for the summer term.
- Student-athletes on equivalency scholarships may be awarded financial aid for the summer only in proportion to the amount of aid received in the previous academic year or scheduled to be received in the following academic year. The amount of aid awarded will be based upon the number of credit hours in which the student-athlete is enrolled as of the first day of classes for the summer term.
- Kansas Athletics will not provide financial assistance for summer school to walk-on student-athletes.
- Student-athletes who receive financial aid for the summer term and who, subsequent to the first day of classes for the summer term, drop below their approved credit hours, will be charged for the amount of tuition which Kansas Athletics is not able to recoup. This charge will go directly to the student-athlete’s account at KU. Additionally, any room & board payments to which that student-athlete would not be entitled will also be charged through KU’s Student Account Services office to the student-athlete’s account.
- Student-athletes are only eligible to receive a maximum of five (5) summer terms of financial
- Student-athletes seeking any exceptions to this summer aid policy may appeal to a committee made up of the Deputy AD/Senior Woman Administrator, the Associate Athletics Director/Student Athlete Support Services, and the appropriate sports administrator.