Student athletic scholarships are awarded to varsity athletes by
their coaches in compliance with the policies and procedures of the
University, the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association (WCHA), and The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Athletic awards can be full grant-in-aid that covers the costs of
tuition, fees, books, and room and board or partial grant-in-aid for a
fixed dollar amount; a specific charge such as tuition and fees; or a
percentage of a grant-in-aid.
Each team is assigned a scholarship limit by the NCAA based on the
total number of full grant-in-aid awards the sport is allowed to offer
during the academic year. The head coach decides how to distribute the
funds among the student athletes.
Athletic award disbursement
Obtain all required textbooks by going to the
scholarship desk at the University Bookstore. You will be on the
list of student-athletes with book scholarships. Do not
charge your books to your University student account using
your U Card. You must return all books/materials at the end of each
semester or you will be billed for 75 percent of the original cost.
If you need your books past the end of the term contact the Athletic
Compliance scholarship coordinator prior to the initial book return
Check out any required supplies listed in your
course syllabus from the scholarship desk at the University
Bookstore, in the same manner as your required books.
The Athletic Compliance scholarship coordinator
will apply the tuition and required fees portion of your athletic
scholarship directly to your University student account. If you do
not waive any optional fees or the University Health Insurance at
the time you register for classes, you will be billed for them.
Athletic aid cannot cover the cost of optional/non-required fees.
If you reside on campus, the
scholarship coordinator will apply the room portion of your athletic
scholarship for payment of housing charges in your University
If the scholarship coordinator has information
to indicate you are signed up for a meal plan, payment will be made
directly to your student account to pay for those charges. The
maximum meal plan that can be covered by your athletic scholarship
is the 19 meals per week plan. If you choose the unlimited meal
plan, you will be billed for the difference.
If you reside off campus, the
board/meal plan portion of your athletic scholarship will be
requested and you will receive four payments for your housing
throughout each semester. A direct deposit refund will be sent to
the bank account (checking or savings) you have set up for direct
Your first room and board refund will be sent
the first week of classes for the term. Be aware that your refund
may be delayed if you still have eligibility issues pending or other
Tentative 2006-2007 refund schedule
2006 fall semester
September 1 (for September)
September 27(for October)
October 31 (for November)
November 29 (for December)
2007 spring semester
January 16 (for half of January and February)
February 28 (for March)
March 28 (for April)
April 27 (for May)
You are strongly encouraged to sign up for
direct deposit for any of your scholarship and financial aid
refunds. Refunds are sent from the University to the bank account on
file for you in approximately three (3) business days. You can use a
checking or savings account of your choice. Always remember
to check your bank account balance to ensure the refund has been
deposited before spending the money.
If you are an international student, you may
have up to 14 percent of their award amount withheld from the room
and board portion of your athletic award for U.S. income tax
purposes. You must have a U.S. tax identification number before any
room and board payments can be approved. Contact the scholarship
coordinator to inquire about getting a tax identification number.
Please refer to the distribution letter sent to
you from the financial aid coordinator for a break down of the costs
covered by your scholarship.