NCAA regulations allow student-athletes to earn legitimate on- and off-campus employment income, either during the academic year or vacation periods, provided any compensation is for work actually performed and does not exceed the going rate in the locality for similar services. In addition, a student-athlete's compensation may not include any remuneration for the value the student-athlete has to the employer because of his/her athletics reputation.
During the academic year, the student-athlete must complete an Employment Information Form (COMPamat_004) with the Compliance Office before beginning employment.
Fee-for-Lesson Employment Regulations
If a student-athlete wishes to teach lessons in his/her sport the following regulations must be followed:
- The student-athlete must fill out and return a Fee-for-Lesson Employment Form (COMPamat_005) and have their payment structure reviewed by the Compliance Office prior to any lessons.
- Lessons may not be given using any University of Utah facilities.
- Lessons must primarily involve instruction; no "playing lessons."
- Lesson fees must be paid only by the recipient or a member of the recipient's family.
- The student-athlete must not use their name, picture or appearance to promote or advertise private lessons.
- If the lesson is given to 2-4 individuals, instruction given to each individual must be comparable to instruction given during a private lesson.
- Lessons may not be given to more than four individuals at once.
- For each lesson documentation must be provided regarding (1) the date of the lesson, (2) the recipient of the lesson, and (3) the fee paid.
- At the end of each month, documentation for each lesson must be turned in to the Compliance Office.