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The NCAA Division I Council has approved a temporary one-year waiver to increase the annual scholarship signing limit for Football only.

The Chair of the Football Oversight Committee stated that this decision was made because “…schools should have temporary flexibility to help address possible roster depletion due to transfers.”

The one-year waiver will permit Division I football programs to sign up to 7 more recruits than the normal standard limit (25 for FBS schools and 30 for FCS schools) to REPLACE current team members who transfer out of the program after this current semester.

    • For example, if four football players transfer out from a Division I FBS program at the end of this semester, that program will be permitted to sign up to 29 incoming recruits rather than the normal annual limit of 25 signees.
    • The overall total scholarship limits for Division I football programs will remain the same, however. Those limits are 85 for FBS football programs and 63 scholarship equivalencies for FCS programs.
    • D1 schools will be able to sign replacements for transfers who depart their school on or after the last day of the school’s Fall term or Dec. 15th, whichever is earlier.

December 15th is the first day of the early National Letter of Intent signing period for Division I football programs.

If you have questions about the scholarship limits or rules in football or any other sport, contact us at 913-766-1235 or write to rick@informedathlete.com.

All current NCAA Division I and II scholarship student-athletes are to be notified no later than July 1 whether their scholarship is being reduced or not renewed for the upcoming year.

If your athlete has not been notified by now, they should definitely contact their coaches and ask.

This is especially important if your athlete has recently changed their email, or your family has moved to a new physical address. Make sure that email and physical addresses that are on file with the Office of Financial Aid for your student-athlete are up-to-date.

Once in a while we hear from student-athletes or parents who say they didn’t receive their required scholarship status notification. Not receiving the official notification in a timely manner could mean that your student-athlete could miss the deadline for an appeal hearing should their scholarship be reduced or taken away.

If your student-athlete’s scholarship is being reduced or not renewed for the coming year, you do have some options.

However, time is of the essence. If you’d like to learn more about pursuing an appeal, we can help guide you through the process. Schedule a Waivers and Appeals consult online, or by contacting us at rick@informedathlete.com or calling 913-766-1235.

If you were an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete who received an athletic scholarship during the 2019-20 academic year, you should receive official word about your 2020-21 scholarship status no later than July 1st.

A few things you should know:

This official notification must be issued by the university’s financial aid office rather than from the athletic department (although previous notification may have been provided by a coaching staff or athletic department).

The official notification must be in writing (or via email) and state whether your scholarship will be renewed at the same level, reduced, or not renewed for the next academic year.

If an athlete’s scholarship is being reduced or not renewed for the upcoming academic year, the notification is also required to let them know:

  • Of their right to a hearing,
  • The steps they need to follow to request a hearing
  • The deadline for requesting a hearing.

If you have been notified that your scholarship has been reduced or cancelled and you want a hearing, we can help you understand what happens during a hearing and help you prepare for the hearing so you can make an effective appeal.

Schedule a confidential Waivers and Appeals Consult online or by sending an email to rick@informedathlete.com or calling us at 913-766-1235