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Feb 15, 2022

Clemson Compliance Corner

Clemson Compliance Corner - NIL Q&A : Non-Cash Compensation

Q: Can a booster provide a student-athlete with non-cash compensation (free meal, discount, etc.) for a permissible NIL activity?

A: Yes, in-kind compensation is permissible, provided the student-athlete has completed the promotion and disclosed the agreement to the University. It remains impermissible to provide payment of any kind to a student-athlete for work not performed.

Check out for more information on Clemson’s NIL policy and a helpful Q&A document for boosters. Please continue to Ask Before You Act to avoid any NCAA or NIL violations.  Feel free to contact Clemson University Athletics Compliance Services at