Part II: FOR NEW STUDENT-ATHLETES ONLY.
This part of the summary contains information about your recruitment, which is governed by Bylaw 13 of the Division III Manual.
a. Offers – All Sports.
(1) You are
not eligible if, before you enrolled at your school, any staff member of your institution or any other representative of your school's athletics interests offered to you, your relatives or your friends any financial aid or other benefits that NCAA rules do not permit.
(2) During your recruitment, it was permissible for you to be employed in any department outside of intercollegiate athletics provided the employment is arranged through normal institutional employment policies and procedures. [Bylaws 13.2.1 and 188.8.131.52]
b. Source of Funds – All Sports.
(1) You are eligible for intercollegiate competition if prior to initial full-time collegiate enrollment, you received normal and reasonable living expenses from an individual with whom you had an established relationship (e.g., high school coach, nonscholastic athletics team coach, family of a teammate), even if the relationship developed as a result of athletics participation, provided:
(a) The individual is not an agent;
(b) The individual is not an athletics representative of a particular school involved in recruiting the prospective student-athlete; and
(c) Such living expenses are consistent with the types of expenses provided by the individual as a part of normal living arrangements (e.g., housing, meals, occasional spending money, use of the family car). [Bylaw 184.108.40.206]
(2) You are
eligible for intercollegiate competition if prior to initial full-time collegiate enrollment, you received educational expenses (e.g., tuition, fees, room, board and books) from any individual or entity other than an agent, professional sports team/organization or a representative of an institution's athletics interests, provided such expenses are disbursed directly through your educational institution (e.g., high school, preparatory school). [Bylaw 220.127.116.11-(r)]
c. Sports Camps.
• You are
not eligible if, before you enrolled at your school, the school, members of its athletics staff or a representative of its athletics interests gave you free or reduced admission privileges to attend its sports camp or clinic after you had started classes for the ninth grade. [Bylaw 18.104.22.168]
e. Visits, Transportation and Entertainment – All Sports.
(1) You are
not eligible under Bylaws 13.5, 13.6 or 13.7 if, before you enrolled at your school, any of the following happened to you:
(a) Your school paid for you to visit its campus more than once;
(b) Your school paid more than the actual round-trip cost by direct route between your home and the campus when you made your one expense-paid visit;
(c) Your school entertained you, your parents (or guardians) or your spouse outside a 30-mile radius of the campus during your expense-paid visit; or
(d) Your school entertained you, your parents (or guardians) or your spouse excessively during your expense-paid visit, or entertained your friends or other relatives at any site.
(2) You are
not eligible if your school paid for you to visit its campus before January 1 of your junior year in high school. [Bylaw 22.214.171.124.1]
(3) You are
not eligible if, when you were being recruited, staff members of your school or any representatives of its athletics interests paid the transportation costs for your relatives or friends to visit the campus or elsewhere other than the one paid visit. [Bylaw 126.96.36.199]
(4) You are
not eligible if any person, (other than your parents or legal guardians) at his or her own expense, paid for you to visit your school once and did not accompany you on the visit or paid for you to visit more than once. [Bylaw 188.8.131.52]
(5) You are
not eligible if, at any time that you were visiting your school's campus at your own expense, your school paid for anything more than the following:
(a) Transportation, when accompanied by a staff member, to see off-campus practice and competition sites and other facilities. [Bylaw 13.5.3]
(b) A meal at the dining hall of your school or a meal at an off-campus site if all institutional dining halls were closed and the school normally provides similar meals to all visiting prospective students. [Bylaw 184.108.40.206.1]
(c) Housing at your school that is generally available to all visiting prospective students. [Bylaw 220.127.116.11.2]
(6) You are
not eligible if, when you were being recruited, a staff member of your school's athletics department spent money, other than what was necessary, for the staff member's (or representative's) personal expenses during an off-campus visit with you. [Bylaw 13.13.2]
f. Precollege or Postgraduate Expenses - All Sports.
• You are
not eligible if your school, or any representative of its athletics interests, offered you money, directly or indirectly, to pay for any part of your educational expenses or other expenses during any period of time before you enrolled at your school. This applies to your postgraduate education as well. [Bylaw 13.14.1]