Financial aid

One-year limit

There are no guaranteed four-year scholarships in Division II athletics because NCAA rules do not permit an institution to award athletic financial aid for a period longer than one academic year. This financial aid may, however, be renewed (or reduced) prior to the next academic year.

Athletic financial aid maximum amounts

Full cost of attendance 

This amount is an amount calculated by our Financial Aid & Awards office using federal regulations that includes the total cost of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and other expenses related to attendance at the institution.  All NCAA institutions must calculate the cost of attendance for student-athletes in accordance with the cost-of-attendance policies and procedures that are used for students in general. 

Full Grant-in-aid 

This is the amount of scholarship/award funding that is sometimes referred to as a full ride.  It includes tuition, fees, room and board, and required books for courses.  It does not include all of the expenses necessary to attend school.


Reduction or cancellation during the period of the award

During the period of a student-athlete’s financial aid award (e.g., the term, the year), their athletic financial aid may be reduced or cancelled if they:

  • become ineligible for intercollegiate competition;
  • fraudulently misrepresent any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement;
  • engage in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty; or
  • voluntarily withdraw from their sport at any time for personal reasons.

During the period of a student-athlete’s financial aid award (e.g., the term, the year), athletic financial aid may not be reduced or cancelled on the basis of:

  • athletic ability, performance or contribution to the team’s success;
  • an injury, illness, or physical or mental medical condition; or
  • for any other athletic reason.

Renewal/non-renewal of athletic aid

NCAA rules require that the student-athlete be notified by July 1 of each year as to whether the student-athlete's financial aid will be renewed for the following academic year. If the athletics department decides not to renew the student-athlete's financial aid, the student-athlete will be provided an opportunity for a hearing if requested. (Athletic aid can be reduced or cancelled for any reason at the end of the term of that scholarship.)


Procedures Regarding the Renewal, Reduction or Cancellation of Athletically Based Financial Aid