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Student-athletes are allowed to work both during and outside the academic year.  However, student-athletes must only be paid:

  • for work they actually performed, and
  • at the going rate for similar type jobs in the area in which they are working.

Student-athletes should not be paid based on publicity, reputation, or fame they have gained because of their athletic ability.

Before engaging in any work activity all student-athletes are to inform the athletic department of where they are working and must fill out a Student-Athlete Employment Form.  Attachments for employment forms are located below, and all forms are to be returned to the Compliance Office .

Fee-for-Lesson Instruction

Any student-athlete who wishes to teach lessons in his or her sport may do so provided:

  • BYU facilities are not used;
  • Playing lessons shall not be permitted;
  • BYU obtains and keeps on file documentation of the recipient of the lesson(s) and the fee for the lesson(s) provided during any time of the year; and
  • The compensation is paid by the lesson recipient (or the recipient's family) and not by another individual or entity.
  • Instruction provided to more than one individual at-a-time is comparable to the instruction that each individual would be provided during a private lesson.
  • The student-athlete is paid at a rate commensurate with the on-going rate in the area for similar services.
  • The student-athlete does not use his or her name, picture, or appearance to promote or advertise the availability of fee-for-lesson sessions.

If you are interested in teaching lessons in your sport, please fill out the Fee-for-Lesson Form (attached below) and return it to the BYU Compliance Office.

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