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CU Officials Consider Athlete Compensation

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Officials at the University of Colorado are considering raising compensation for athletes who say they don’t get enough money to cover expenses.

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association will consider a policy in August that allows schools to restrict how athletes are compensated for playing sports.

CU Regent Michael Carrigan says he thinks student-athlete benefits should be improved because the amount of time they spend in competition prevents them from otherwise holding jobs. Boulder campus Chancellor Phil DiStefano may attend the meeting.

At issue is whether athletes should be awarded more money to cover their entire cost of attendance, including transportation and expenses beyond tuition, fees, books and housing.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the extra financial aid at CU would amount to roughly $3,000 to $4,000.

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