Scholarship and Renewal Information
Sum of expenses prohibited from inclusion in a full grant-in-aid athletic scholarship
*Although Athletic Books Scholarships permit UCLA to pay for all required Books and Supplies (even if the annual cost exceeds $1,509), we are prohibited from providing the cost of optional books/supplies.
The purpose of the Summer School Athletics Aid Program is to provide student-athletes receiving athletics aid an opportunity to maintain progress toward their degree. The application deadline for summer athletics aid is the last Friday in April.
1. Student-athletes are eligible to receive up to a maximum of 15 segments of athletics aid while they pursue their degree. Each summer session counts as one-half of a segment, while each quarter in the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring) counts as one segment. Transfer student-athletes will be issued a prorated number of segments dependent on the number of full-time terms completed prior to UCLA.
2. NCAA rules mandate that summer athletics aid cannot exceed the equivalency received during the prior academic year. NCAA rules also do not allow student-athletes to receive athletics aid for classes taken at other institutions.
3. Student-athletes receiving athletics aid must enroll in a minimum of two courses or 8 units. Exceptions may be allowed for students enrolling in one six-unit course or if approved by the Summer School Committee.
4. Student-athletes who are medically retired and who no longer compete may NOT receive a summer housing stipend nor may they receive athletics aid for the summer following their fourth academic year.
5. Room and board for student-athletes participating in an equivalency scholarship sport is not guaranteed and will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Summer School Committee. Scholarships are otherwise proportional to athletic scholarships received during the regular school year.
6. Student-athletes must develop a summer school program with their AS2 Academic Counselor, complete all required paperwork and have their AS2 Academic Counselor sign off on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The average monthly full grant-in-aid athletic scholarship payment received by student athletes who live on-campus and off-campus, respectively, during the regular academic year and summer school session is as follows:
Academic year On-campus: $1649/mo
Pursuant to NCAA rules, a verbal commitment is not binding on either the student athlete or the institution. The National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student athlete and an institution in which the institution agrees to provide a prospective student athlete who is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules athletics aid for one academic year in exchange for the prospective student athlete's agreement to attend the institution for one academic year. The National Letter of Intent must be accompanied by an institutional financial aid agreement. If the prospective student athlete signs the National Letter of Intent but does not enroll at that institution for a full academic year, he or she may be subject to specific penalties, including loss of a season of eligibility and a mandatory residence requirement.
Scholarship Duration (NCAA Policy)
184.108.40.206 Period of Award
Scholarship Duration (UCLA's Policy)
Scholarship student-athletes are eligible to receive up to a maximum of 15 Segments of athletically related financial aid. Each quarter in the academic year (Fall, Winter & Spring) counts as one segment, while each summer session counts as one-half of a segment. Transfer student-athletes will be issued a prorated number of segments dependent on the number of full-time terms completed prior to UCLA; summer session prior to a student-athlete's initial full-time enrollment at UCLA will not count against the student-athlete's segment allocation.
Athletic scholarships are awarded and renewable on an annual basis for student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility or are injured retired. Renewal and non-renewal notices will be provided to each student-athlete at the end of the academic year. For 4th year, exhausted eligibility and injured retired student-athletes, the renewal letter will be accompanied by a graduation plan that will project the number of quarters needed for the student-athlete to earn their degree. Based on the graduation plan, the renewal may be issued only for the remaining quarters necessary for the student-athlete to finish their degree despite the number of segments remaining. Student-athletes who receive a reduction or non-renewal of scholarship will be notified in writing, and have the option to apply for a university hearing, per NCAA rules, to review the case.
There is no mandate from the NCAA that dictates mandatory payment for athletically related medical expenses. Permitted expenses are described in the NCAA Manual 2009-10.
16.4.1 Permissible. Identified medical expense benefits incidental to a student-athlete's participation in intercollegiate athletics that may be financed by the institution are: (Revised: 4/29/04)
However, each institution is allowed to determine which, if any, expenses will be covered by the institution. The description of the UCLA Medical Services Program appears below.
The Medical Services Program is a self-contained program that uses a network of excellent UCLA providers and specialists. In the event of an athletically related injury, our sports medicine staff evaluates and recommends a treatment plan. When services are pre-authorized, our program covers any expense within the UCLA network that the family's insurance does not cover (e.g., co-payments, coinsurance and deductibles). Our program is secondary support to the family's insurance, which means that the family's insurance is primary and will be billed in every circumstance. Outside services will be authorized at the discretion of the Director of Sports Medicine, but are covered only if they are unavailable within the UCLA Network.
UCLA Athletics will cover only those injuries, which are a direct result of or will affect intercollegiate athletic practice or play. This means that non-athletically related injuries (car accidents, serious illnesses such as appendicitis, etc.) WILL NOT BE COVERED, nor can they be transferred to the UCLA Medical Center without eligible insurance. Such injuries must be covered by other insurance.
The coverage outlined above will be in effect up to the NCAA Catastrophic deductible of $90,000 once this amount is reached that policy will be in effect. The current Catastrophic Insurance Policy provides up to $20 million in lifetime benefits to varsity student-athletes who are catastrophically injured during qualifying intercollegiate athletics play or practice, or during travel related to these activities. It provides benefits for medically necessary care and treatment in excess of all other available benefit plans, as well as monthly disability payment, home modification and assimilation/vocational rehabilitation benefits. For covered accidents resulting in death, a benefit is also provided. The complete explanation of benefits can be found here.
UCLA Policy on Insurance Premiums
It is important to note that health insurance is mandatory for all UCLA students. A fee for the Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP Basic) will be assessed each academic term as part of registration fees. Students may waive out of SHIP if by providing proof of adequate insurance that meets the University's minimum requirements. SHIP does not cover athletic related injuries.
On a case by case basis, student-athletes without primary insurance and who are unable to purchase SHIP insurance may have the cost of SHIP covered by special needs funds available with the approval of the Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA.
Expenses After a Student-Athlete's Athletic Eligibility Expires
Student-athletes must document on-going athletic related medical issues at their exit physical exam. Such noted conditions will be covered for one year.
The UCLA Medical Services Plan does NOT cover second opinions or procedures done by medical providers outside of the Plan. Expertise or procedures not available within the UCLA Medical Services Plan that are deemed necessary by UCLA providers may be provided only when approved in advance by the Director of Sports Medicine.
If the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics decides to deny a student-athlete's request to either 1/permit any other institution to contact the student-athlete about transferring, or 2/be granted an exception to the transfer-residence requirement (one-time transfer exception), UCLA shall inform the student-athlete in writing that he or she, upon request, shall be provided an appeals hearing conducted by a committee outside of the UCLA Athletic Department.
The student-athlete shall contact the faculty athletic representative, in writing, within 15 days of the denial, to request a hearing to appeal UCLA's decision (Student-Athlete may visit the Compliance Office for assistance in starting the appeals process). If a hearing is requested, an appeals committee shall be formed, composed of the faculty athletics representative, student-athletes and non-athletics faculty/staff members.
The appeals committee shall conduct a hearing within 15 days of receiving a written request for such a hearing unless all parties agree to a delay. The student-athlete and coach or director of athletics/sport supervisor are to be notified of the time and place of the hearing. At the hearing, each side may present its arguments to the appeals committee. The student-athlete may bring along another person to the hearing for support.
The appeals committee shall notify the student-athlete in writing of its majority decision within ten (10) days of the hearing. Their decision is final and there is no appeal beyond the appeals committee. However, if the student-athlete wishes to discuss the result of the appeal, a meeting with a designated member of the appeals committee shall be arranged.
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