NCAA Interp: Institutions Can Pay More Academic Document Costs

Helpful little interp published by the NCAA yesterday:

The committee confirmed that an institution may pay expenses (e.g., document fees, express delivery charges) to obtain information or receive documents that are necessary to certify or evaluate the academic standing of a prospective student-athlete (e.g., transcripts, translation of transcripts).

The translation of transcripts is the most significant of these costs. Getting an official translation of a prospect’s transcripts can cost hundreds of dollars especially if it has to be on short notice. Combined with a couple other interpretations issued recently, the only cost an institution can’t pay regarding a prospect’s academic information is registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Hopefully that will come soon, if the cost is not eliminated entirely.

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