NCAA Grant-In-Aid-Settlement

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 initial batch of checks was mailed on Friday, September 27, 2019. Remaining checks will mail in batches every 3-4 weeks starting on October 25, 2019 until all checks are sent. Please know that we are working diligently to complete the distribution as soon as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

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.  That Memorandum can be seen here.

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 preparing the distribution and must run several processes and internal reviews to ensure the checks are calculated correctly and sent to a valid address. Please be patient as this can take time.

We appreciate your continued patience.

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

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

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
OAKLAND DIVISION

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 (such as a semester or quarter) either (1) athletically related financial aid in an amount equal to or greater than tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books, or (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 nonathletically 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.

Important Dates

Case Relevant Event Date
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.