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California Assembly Bill 2079 Disclosures

Pursuant to California Assembly Bill 2079, commencing January 1, 2012, California postsecondary educational institutions that offer athletic scholarships shall provide all of the following information on their internet website:


ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

(A) The most recent cost of attendance expenses as published by the postsecondary educational institution's financial aid offices for the academic year and the summer year.

(B) The sum of expenses identified in subparagraph (A) that are prohibited from inclusion in a full grant-in-aid athletic scholarship pursuant to the National Collegiate Association's (NCAA) rules and regulations.

(C) The policy of the postsecondary educational institution's athletic program as to whether student athletes will receive athletic scholarships for summer school and, if so, whether these scholarships are proportional to athletic scholarships received during the regular academic school year.

(D) The average monthly full grant-in-aid athletic scholarship payment received by student athletes who live on-campus and off-campus, respectively, during the regular academic year and summer school session.

(E) The following information relating to NCAA scholarship rules:

"Pursuant to NCAA rules, a verbal commitment is not binding on either the student athlete or the institution. The National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student athlete and an institution in which the institution agrees to provide a prospective student athlete who is admitted to the institution and is eligible for financial aid under NCAA rules athletic aid for one academic year in exchange for the prospective student athlete agreement to attend the institution for one academic year.. The National Letter of Intent must be accompanied by an institutional financial aid agreement. If the prospective student athlete signs the National Letter of Intent but does not enroll at that institution for a full academic year, he or she may be subject to specific penalties, including loss of a season of eligibility and a mandatory residence requirement."

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL

(A) The NCAA's policy on scholarship duration.

(B) The policy of the postsecondary educational institution's athletic program concerning the renewal or nonrenewal of an athletic scholarship, including circumstances in which a student athlete in good standing suffers a temporary or permanent sports-related injury, there is a coaching change, or a student-athlete's athletic performance is deemed to be below expectations.


ATHLETICALLY RELATED MEDICAL EXPENSES

(A) The NCAA's policy on whether athletic programs are mandated to pay for athletically related medical expenses.

(B) The policy of the postsecondary educational institution's athletic program on whether it will pay for student athlete's athletically related medical expenses, including deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and whether the program will pay for athletically related medical expenses that exceed any maximum insurance coverage limits.

(C) The policy of the institution's athletic program concerning who is required to pay for any required athletically related insurance premiums for student athletes who do not have such insurance.

(D) The duration of time the postsecondary educational institution's athletic program continues to pay for athletically related medical expenses after a student athlete's athletic eligibility expires.

(E) Whether or not an athletic program's medical policy covers expenses associated with attaining a second medical opinion for an athletically related injury from a medical physician who is not associated with the athletic program, and whether the athletic program provides coverage for services received by such a physician.


ATHLETIC RELEASE INFORMATION

(A) The NCAA policy on whether an athletic program may refuse to grant an athletic release to a student athlete who wishes to transfer to another postsecondary educational institution.

(B) The policy of the postsecondary educational institution's athletic program concerning whether it may use any power to refuse to grant an athletic release for a student athlete who wishes to transfer to another postsecondary educational institution.


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