In general terms, an extra benefit is defined as : Any special arrangement by an individual to provide "any item or service of value" not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation to any of the following:
- Prospect or current student-athlete
- Prospect or current student-athlete's family member (s)
- Prospect or current student-athlete's friend (s)
If a "benefit" is generally available to:
- Any other student at a collegiate institution; or
- The general public
Then it would NOT be considered an "extra benefit" and would not be a violation of NCAA legislation.
Accepting an extra benefit may jeopardize a student-athlete's athletics eligibility.