Information For Fordham Student-Athletes
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Fordham Student-Athlete Forms
Effective August 1, 2003 there is no restriction on the amount of money a student-athlete can earn as long as payment for the job is legitimate and is commensurate with the going rate for the position. However if you do plan on working, on- or off-campus, during the academic year, please fill out the Student-Athlete Employment Sheet in the Athletic Department Office (work-study not included).
Summer Camps/Clinics: Enrolled student-athletes are permitted to be employed by summer camps and clinics, but they are required to follow these guidelines:
1. Compensation must be at the going rate for camp counselors of like teaching ability and camp/clinic experience. Student-athletes cannot be paid on the basis of athletic reputation or fame.
2. A student-athlete who only lectures or demonstrates at the camp/clinic may not be compensated for his/her appearance.
Some regulations regarding student-athletes and employment:
1. Student-athletes may only be paid for actual work they have performed.
2. Student-athletes may not be paid by the employer for the value they may bring to their employer because of their athletic reputation or fame.
3. Student-athletes may not be paid for teaching or coaching sport skills or techniques in his or her sport on a fee-for-lesson basis. However, such employment is permitted prior to enrolling at a collegiate institution.
4. Student-athletes may be employed on commission basis if the following conditions are met:
a. The cost of any preliminary training must be paid for by the student-athlete. (i.e. the cost cannot be paid by the institution or a booster)
b. The personnel employed by the company must consist of both student-athletes and non-athletes.
c. The employment of student-athletes does not result in the company's use of the athletics reputation of any student-athlete's employed by the company.
d. The company must be able to document that employees who are non-athletes are receiving sales commissions at a rate generally equal to that of student-athletes employed by the company.
Earnings from a student-athlete's on- or off-campus employment that occurs at any time is exempt and is not counted in determining a student-athlete's full grant-in-aid or in the institution's financial aid limitations, provided:
a. The student-athlete's compensation does not include any remuneration for the value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of the publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of their athletics ability;
b. The student-athlete is compensated only for work actually performed; and
c. The student-athlete is compensated at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar services.