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Academic honor awards

Under NCAA legislation, all aid (athletics and non-athletics) provided by ASU to prospective and current student-athletes in baseball, golf, beach volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men's tennis, track and field/cross country, triathlon, water polo, and wrestling cannot exceed team limits (also known as equivalency limits). Many ASU academic honor awards (e.g., NAmU-President’s, NAmU-Dean’s) may be exempt from these limits so long as they meet the NCAA definition of nondiscretionary aid.

ASU Academic Scholarships – Coaches can find the ASU academic scholarship estimator here.

For prospects
If an academic honor awards meets the NCAA definition of nondiscretionary aid, then the aid will not count toward team limits. 

For current student-athletes
Nondiscretionary academic honor awards will not count toward team limits.

Note, there are additional factors under state and federal law, ASU policy, and NCAA legislation (e.g., cost of attendance limits) that could impact a student-athlete’s ability to take full advantage of ASU’s academic honors awards. Prospective and current student-athletes should consult the Compliance Office if they have any questions about accepting these awards.