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Current Student-Athletes

a. Athletic Eligibility Standards
b. Student-Athlete Employment
-Student-Athlete Employment Verification
-Letter to Employers
c. Drug Testing
d. Participation in Outside Teams

e. Summer Work-out Sessions

Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund (SAOF)

This fund is established to further benefit the student-athlete. The fund is intended to provide direct benefits to the student-athletes or their families as determined by the Athletics Department, America East Conference Office and NCAA consistent with the following principle:

All student-athletes, including international, are eligible to receive SAOF benefits, regardless of whether they re grant-in-aid recipients, have demonstrated need due to either exhausted eligibility or no longer participate due to medical reasons.

Student-Athletes should contact their head coach or Senior Associate Athletic Director/Compliance if they believe they may qualify.

Special Assistance Fund for Student-Athletes

The Special Assistance Fund assists student-athletes who are Pell eligible and/or have unmet financial need. The six types of expenses for which student-athletes may receive funding include:

  1. Cost of clothing, shoes, one trip home and other essential expenses (not entertainment) up to $500.
  2. Purchase or expendable academic course supplies (i.e., notebooks, pens) and cost of rental of nonexpendable supplies (i.e., computer equipment and cameras) that are required of all students enrolled in a class.
  3. Medical and dental costs not covered by another insurance program.
  4. Costs associated with student-athlete or family emergencies.
  5. Hearing aids or vision therapy (i.e., contact lenses, eyeglasses).
  6. Off-campus psychological counseling.

Student-athletes receiving a Pell Grant will be notified by the Compliance Office when to apply for such funding; however, all other student-athletes should speak with the Compliance Office directly if they feel they may be eligible for some funding.

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