NCAA men’s volleyball players will now have the opportunity to receive more financial aid and scholarship money.
The Division I Council approved legislation Wednesday that allows players in partial scholarship sports like men’s volleyball to receive need-based and non-athletic merit-based financial aid from their school without it counting towards the team’s scholarship limit.
NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams are limited to 4.5 athletic scholarships per school year. This is tied for the second lowest scholarship limit for any men’s or women’s NCAA Division I and National Collegiate sport.
The new financial rule following final approval from the NCAA Division I Board of Directors is slated go into effect on Aug. 1 — in time for the start of the upcoming school year and the 2021 season.
This legislation reached the Division I Council for final approval after being introduced and passed in the Student-Athlete Experience Committee.
Along with voting on this legislation, the Division I Council during the meeting requested the Student-Athlete Experience Committee conduct a full review of the NCAA’s financial aid rules. Among the items the committee will examine includes the scholarship limits and the maximum roster sizes for each sport.