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NCAA gives one-time cash payout to Division 1 schools. Here’s how much money each G5 school will receive

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Athletic departments will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars but will be watched closely by the NCAA.

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According to a report by USA Today every Division 1 school in the NCAA will receive a one-time reimbursement that is intended to aid their student-athletes’ academic and welfare initiatives. Each athletic department will be under surveillance as the NCAA wants to make sure this money is going towards helping student-athletes.

The NCAA determined how much money a school received by how big their athletic department is. If a school gives out a ton of athletic scholarships then they are more likely to receive more money than others. The amounts of money were determined using data from the 2013-2014 school year.

A few schools received over $1 million dollars. Of course, those schools all belonged to the Power 5 as they are practically the only ones who can afford to have a massive athletic department.

With that said, this isn’t about the schools and more so about the student-athletes. The NCAA had recently factored in Cost-of-Attendance to student-athletes in 2015 (a stipend that goes directly to players so it can help them pay for things such as laundry, groceries, bills, etc.) so to see them take another step in the direction of looking out for the welfare of the student-athlete is a good sign of progress by the NCAA.

Here’s a breakdown of how much money each school in the Group of 5 will receive.


The following table of information was retrieved here.

American Institutions' Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Recevied
School Expected Money to be Recevied
UCF $717,875
Cincinatti $721,133
Connecticut $880,328
East Carolina $787,417
Houston $728,703
Navy $520,337
Memphis $706,586
USF $689,412
SMU $825,036
Temple $824,147
Tulane $612,622
Tulsa $802,294

Conference USA Institutions' Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Received
School Expected Money to be Received
Charlotte $582,277
FAU $625,491
FIU $701,353
Louisiana Tech $610,648
Marshall $697,930
Middle Tennessee $742,262
North Texas $665,709
Old Dominion $758,685
Rice $681,450
Southern Miss $672,160
UAB $742,098
UTEP $673,312
UTSA $711,917
Western Kentucky $722,064

Independent Institutions' Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Received
School Expected Money to be Received
Army $520,337
UMass $778,268

MAC Institutions' Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Received
School Expected Money to be Received
Akron $743,645
Ball State $839,451
Bowling Green $685,390
Buffalo $810,587
Central Michigan $679,828
Eastern Michigan $871,145
Kent State $669,461
Miami (OH) $819,342
Northern Illinois $780,144
Ohio $748,450
Toledo $720,014
Western Michigan $797,180

Mountain West Institutions' Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Received
School Expected Money to be Received
Air Force $520,337
Boise State $714,254
Colorado State $659,061
Fresno State $753,386
Nevada $732,553
New Mexico $776,524
San Diego State $887,272
San Jose State $720,837
UNLV $778,465
Utah State $670,350
Wyoming $686,016

Sun Belt Institutions Detailed Report

School Expected Money to be Received
School Expected Money to be Received
Appalachian State $670,021
Arkansas State $655,572
Coastal Carolina $689,011
Georgia Southern $691,315
Georgia State $696,482
Idaho $622,068
Louisiana-Lafayette $691,446
Louisiana-Monroe $666,433
New Mexico State $734,561
South Alabama $702,735
Texas State $626,676
Troy $719,026