Over the past few years, the NCAA has been at the forefront of providing additional benefits to student-athletes and recently the NCAA passed the cost of attendance legislation. But with this legislation comes unintended consequences in the form of a recruiting advantage for many institutions and amendments would need to be made to combat the advantage (Katz, 2015). In order to examine the possibility of a recruiting advantage from the cost of attendance legislation, the senior members of each compliance office within the American Athletic Conference were surveyed (n=11). The survey was used to gain their opinions on various topics related to cost of attendance such as a possibly recruiting advantage, financial impact on the institution, and the financial impact on the student-athletes. Overall, the respondents did not conclusively show that they have a strong indication towards a recruiting benefit being gained from the cost of attendance legislation.
Nisonger, Thomas R., "NCAA COMPLIANCE OFFICERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON COST OF ATTENDANCE LEGISLATION" (2016). Masters of Education in Human Movement Sport and Leisure Studies, Masters Projects. 28.