(503B) Student-Athletes: Summer School

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Updated 5/14
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, sports supervisor and coach, as approved by the Athletics Director.  Summer school financial aid shall be in compliance with NCAA rules.

Procedure

  1. Packets of summer school information are provided to all student-athletes by the Office of Student Support Services in March.  Information includes summer session dates, registration deadlines and the summer school aid request form.  Copies of the information are also provided to the head coaches and academic counselors.
  2. 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.
  3. The academic counselor, sports supervisor and coach will review the summer school aid request and make a recommendation regarding summer school aid.
  4. Student-athletes failing to meet the established deadline or who are not recommended for summer school aid will be notified and can appeal to a committee made up of the Senior Woman Administrator, the Associate Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Support Services, and the appropriate sports supervisor.

Approval Criteria
Recommendations for awarding summer school aid will be based on an evaluation of the following criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • Individual sports’ budgetary constraints;
  • Class standing (e.g. freshman, sophomore);
  • Availability of necessary classes (e.g. only offered during summer);
  • Continuing eligibility requirements (e.g. the need for 18/24 hours of classes per academic year);
  • Grades achieved in previous course work;
  • Course(s) enrolled in previously and dropped (e.g. reasons for dropping);
  • Course completion necessary for graduation following summer session;
  • Course required for post graduate study;
  • Increased likelihood of graduating in less than five (5) years with attendance during summer sessions; or
  • Previous history of following summer school policy.

Registration
In early April, 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 de-enroll by May 10th in order not to be charged a $100.00 late payment fee by the Bursar’s Office.

Financial Aid Information
If approved for summer school financial aid, students-athletes on head count scholarships must enroll in and complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours for the summer term.

If approved for summer school financial aid, student-athletes on equivalency scholarships must enroll in and complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours for the summer term.  These student-athletes may be awarded financial aid for the summer only in proportion to the amount of aid 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 prior to their first fall semester.

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 thru the KU Bursar’s Office to the student-athlete’s account.

Student-athletes are only eligible to receive a maximum of five (5) summer terms of financial aid.

Student-athletes seeking any exceptions to this summer aid policy may appeal to a committee made up of the Senior Woman Administrator, the Associate Athletics Director/Student Athlete Support Services, and the appropriate sports supervisor.

Summer Bridge Program
The NCAA permits the awarding of athletically related financial aid to a prospective student-athlete (including a prospective student-athlete not yet certified as a Qualifier by the NCAA Eligibility Center) to attend an institution in the summer prior to the prospective student-athlete’s initial full-time enrollment when the following conditions are met:  the recipient shall be admitted to the university in accordance with regular, published entrance requirements; the recipient is enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of academic course work; the recipient is subject to NCAA transfer provisions (if applicable); the recipient shall not engage in any countable athletically related activities except for those permitted by NCAA Bylaw 17; summer coursework is not used for the purpose of completing initial eligibility or continuing eligibility requirements.  [NCAA Bylaw 15.2.8.1.4]

Summer school “Bridge” program requests will be reviewed by the academic counselor, sports supervisor and head coach and they will make a recommendation regarding summer Bridge assistance. Only those incoming students who have registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center will be eligible to receive summer Bridge funding. These students may be awarded financial aid for the summer only in proportion to that amount to be received in the upcoming academic year.  Walk-ons will not be considered for financial assistance for summer school.

All prospective student-athletes must be approved by the Sport Supervisor and the Compliance Office prior to arriving on campus.

If an incoming summer Bridge student has not yet been certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center by July 31st, the student must remove all personal belonging from campus housing or off-campus housing that is provided by Kansas Athletics and return to the prospect’s home by this date.  The student must remain there until Final Certification is complete. Any exceptions to this policy must be made by the Athletics Director in consultation with the Faculty Athletics Representative.