Can a coach cancel your scholarship mid-year?

Just over the weekend we received another email from an athlete who has been told by his coach, in this case at the NCAA Division II level, that his athletic scholarship is going to be cancelled for the Spring semester.

We informed the athlete that it will be nearly impossible for the coach to do that in the specific circumstances that he described, and advised him of his rights in this situation.

Contact us at 913-766-1235 or send an e-mail to to arrange a consultation call if you have questions about the possible cancellation or non-renewal of an athletic scholarship.

About Rick Allen

25+ years NCAA Rules Expertise, including Director of Compliance at 2 major DI schools

Former President of National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC)

Conducts compliance reviews and audits at NCAA Schools throughout the U.S.

Consulted with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership status

Dad of a DI & DII student-athlete

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