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Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund (SAOF)

This fund is established to further benefit the student-athlete. The fund is intended to provide direct benefits to student-athletes or their families as determined by the Atlantic 10 Conference Office and NCAA consistent with the following principles:

  • All student-athletes, including international, are eligible to receive SAOF benefits, regardless of whether they are grant-in-aid recipients, have demonstrated need or have either exhausted eligibility or no longer participate due to medical reasons.
  • Benefits are intended to pay costs that arise in conjunction with participation in intercollegiate athletics, enrollment in an academic curriculum or that recognize academic achievements.

    Some examples of permissible uses of the fund:

  • International student taxes
  • Expendable course supplies
  • Transportation for consortium classes and/or internships
  • Graduate school exams and/or application fees
  • Costs associated with student-athlete or family emergencies
  • Educational supplies and numerous other uses.

    Student-athletes should contact their head coach, athletic academic support services advisor or the Athletics Compliance Office if they believe they may qualify. In addition, the application is below:

    SAOF Academic Expenses Request Form Get Acrobat Reader