Academic Year Employment Form
NCAA and Kansas Athletics rules permit you as a student-athlete to earn income through legitimate employment opportunities. However, the NCAA has established several requirements designed to ensure that a student-athletes employment is consistent with the principles of amateurism and the prohibition on extra benefits. It is important to understand and comply with these rules to avoid impacting your eligibility.
A student-athlete may receive employment compensation:
A student-athlete may not receive:
- Only for work that is actually performed and useful in nature;
- Only for the number of hours actually worked;
- At a rate commensurate with the going rate for similar services in the area.
The following additional limitations will apply if you are receiving compensation for providing instruction in your sport (i.e. "fee for lesson"):
- Payment for value that you bring to the employer because of publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that you obtained because of your athletics ability;
- Transportation to work or other benefits, unless the same benefits are available equally to all employees;
- Compensation for working at any facility owned in any part by the athletic department, including the tennis center.
YOU MUST NOTIFY THE COMPLIANCE OFFICE BEFORE BEGINNING ANY TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR. FAILURE TO DO THIS COULD RESULT IN YOUR INELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE OR FORFEITURE OF CONTESTS. ASKE BEFORE YOU ACT!
- You may receive payment for giving lessons in their sport as long as you do not use University facilities;
- You must actually provide skill instruction - "playing lessons" are not permitted;
- You compensation must be paid by the lesson recipient or the recipient's family and not another outside individual or entity;
- You may not use your identity to advertise lesson availability.