Is 30 enough in a 2-year period to remain eligibility? I don't have that answer...In my scenario he is a good student and earned 30 credit hours. Just takes a year to work.
Assuming he is in good academic standing when he leaves the original school, he is eligible after taking the year off. However, if he goes from one DI institution to another, he'll still have to spend a year "in residence" at the second school before playing. You can find the NCAA transfer rules at Bylaw 14.5if a player starts at a school and takes a year off for a year of employment does he have three years eligibility if he goes to another school?
Also depends on the level. At DIII the clock used to stop if you weren't enrolled full time, though it may have changed. I heard they don't allow redshirts anymore unless you're injured. NAIA may also stop the clock for non-full-time students.if a player starts at a school and takes a year off for a year of employment does he have three years eligibility if he goes to another school?