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Extra Benefits


An extra benefit is any special arrangement by a North Texas employee or booster to provide a student-athlete or a student-athlete’s family member or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Unless the benefit received is generally available to the entire North Texas student body or their family members or friends, or to a particular segment of the student body (e.g., international students, minority students) and determined to be unrelated to athletics ability, it is an NCAA violation.

A booster is an individual, independent agency, corporate entity or other organization that has: promoted North Texas athletics; made financial contributions to North Texas athletics; assisted North Texas in recruitment of prospective student-athletes; or provided benefits to enrolled North Texas student-athletes or their families. So, how do you know if someone is a North Texas booster? When in doubt, always ask! You can contact the Compliance Office anytime if you are unsure whether you can accept something you are being offered.

SPECIFIC PROHIBITIONS

Specifically prohibited financial aid, benefits and arrangements include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) An employment arrangement for a prospective student-athlete's relatives;

(b) Gift of clothing or equipment;

(c) Co-signing of loans;

(d) Providing loans to a prospective student-athlete's relatives or friends;

(e) Cash or like items;

(f) Any tangible items, including merchandise;

(g) Free or reduced-cost services, rentals or purchases of any type;

(h) Free or reduced-cost housing;

(i) Use of an institution's athletics equipment (e.g., for a high school all-star game);

(j) Sponsorship of or arrangement for an awards banquet for high school, preparatory school or two-year-college athletes by an institution, representatives of its athletics interests or its alumni groups or booster clubs; and

(k) Expenses for academic services (e.g., tutoring, test preparation) to assist in the completion of initial-eligibility or transfer-eligibility requirements or improvement of the prospective student-athlete's academic profile in conjunction with a waiver request.