Deadline For The NCAA Grant In Aid Settlement Is August 23, 2019

Updated: Sep 16, 2019

If You Played NCAA Division I Men’s or Women’s Basketball or FBS Football between March 5, 2010 and March 21, 2017, You May Be a Class Member Entitled to Compensation.

Update: The settlement administrator is continuing to update addresses, review calculations and payee information, and ensure tax compliance requirements have been completed. Checks are expected to go out on or around September 25, 2019.

First you will need to login and check your settlement status and update your address.

If you don't have your NCAA eligibility number then call NCAA 1-317-917-6222

On December 6, 2017, the Court entered an Order granting Final Approval for the Settlement.  Unfortunately, there was one objector to the Settlement who has filed an appeal from the Final Approval Order, which means distributions to Class Members cannot begin until that appeal is fully resolved. 

On April 17, 2019 U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit filed a Memorandum denying the appeal and affirming the lower Court’s Order granting Final Approval for the Settlement.

Per the rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, the objector has had until July 16, 2019 to seek further review of the appeal in the Supreme Court.  As of July 17, 2019, the objector has not sought further review of the appeal so the appeal is now fully resolved and we expect settlement checks to begin mailing out to Class members by approximately August 23, 2019.

KCC, the Settlement Administrator, is the company preparing the distribution and must run several processes and internal reviews to ensure the checks are calculated correctly and sent to a valid address.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation

Case No. 4:14-md-02541-CW


The notice provides information about a proposed class action Settlement concerning National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Division I collegiate athletes who played men’s or women’s basketball, or Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”) football between March 5, 2010 and March 21, 2017, and who received from an NCAA member institution for at least one academic term.

  1. Athletically related financial aid in an amount equal to or greater than tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books.

  2. Athletically related financial aid that was not equal to or greater than tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books only because it was reduced by the applicable NCAA member institution by an amount of non athletically related financial aid received by the student-athlete.

The lawsuit involves claims by student-athletes who have received a scholarship package, referred to as a grant-in-aid, or GIA, since March 5, 2010.  The student-athletes argued for monetary damages based on the difference in athletically related financial aid they could have received under new NCAA rules allowing for athletically related aid up to the full “cost of attendance,” typically a few thousand dollars more per academic year.  The defendants deny they did anything wrong. The Court has not ruled on the merits of these claims.

Case Relevant Dates

  • Preliminary Approval: March 21, 2017

  • Individual Estimated Amounts Available: August 21, 2017

  • Commence Direct Notice: August 21, 2017

  • Objection Deadline: September 20, 2017

  • Requests for Exclusion Deadline: September 20, 2017

  • Dispute Estimated Recovery/Status Deadline: October 3, 2017

  • Final Fairness Hearing: November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Case Documents

List of eligible D1 colleges

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