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Happy Thanksgiving to all! Please note the following message from the NCAA Eligibility Center: The NCAA national office is closing at 3 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Normal business hours will resume Monday, November 30. The Academic and Membership Affairs interpretations line will […]

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Financial Aid for International Student-Athletes

Dear Eligibility Coach: What type of aid is available for international student-athletes who want to come to attend university in the US? Dear Prospect/Parent: International student-athletes are eligible for scholarships, athletic and academic. Since they do not pay taxes to the United States Government, they are not eligible for many types of federal assistance. What […]

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Graduate Student Participation

Dear Eligibility Coach: I have been at my college for four years and just graduated. I did not play the first two years at all. I played football for the next two years. I want to know if I can get a waiver so that I can play football next year while in graduate school? […]

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NCAA Division II Partial Qualifiers

Dear Eligibility Coach: I have a huge question and I was wondering what is a NCAA D2 partial qualifier and how do I know if I am eligible before I pay the NCAA? Dear Student-Athlete: To be a qualifier in NCAA Division II you must: Graduate from high; Complete 16 core courses as follows: 3 […]

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New Playing Rules for Men’s and Women’s Basketball for 2015-2016

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball rules committees have approved new rules to be implemented this upcoming season. MEN’S BASKETBALL To improve the pace of play and to provide better balance between offense and defense while reducing the physicality in the sport of men’s basketball, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a package of […]

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Scholarship Values NCAA vs. NJCAA

Dear Eligibility Coach: I’m trying to decide if I should accept a scholarship offer from a NCAA lower level Division I school, or if I should go to a junior college and get more exposure and then transfer to a higher level Division I school. What are the differences between scholarships in the NCAA and […]

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Five [5] year clock in Division I

The topic that I am most often asked about is the five-year clock for Division I. A few of the recent questions are as follows: Dear Eligibility Coach: I attended a community college for the past two years that did not have any sports teams. Now that I am transferring to a four-year school I […]

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