Compliance - Current Student-Athletes - Employment

Student-athletes are permitted to be employed during the academic year, as well as during vacation periods. Before the student-athlete is allowed to work, a written statement must be signed by the employer, student-athlete, and the Compliance Office stating:
  • Compensation may not include any value the student-athlete has to the employer due to the student-athlete's fame or reputation.
  • The student-athlete will be paid only for work actually performed.
  • The student-athlete will be paid at a fair market value equal to that for other similar positions in the immediate area of employment.
  • As an employer, you should be aware of the following "do not's" regarding employment.
  • Do not employ a prospect prior to the completion of the prospect's senior year in high school.
  • Do not employ a currently enrolled student-athlete during the academic year without written permission from the University of Kentucky.
  • Do not provide transportation to and from work for student-athlete employees unless such transportation is provided to all employees.
  • (NCAA Bylaws 15.2.6) See .