NIL laws and rules for high schools in each of the 50 states plus D.C.

When the NCAA adopted language just over a year ago that allowed college athletes to earn money—or benefit, as it was termed—from their name, image and likeness (NIL), it created a new chapter in amateur athletics, one that was as groundbreaking as it was, at times, confusing.

Since then, we’ve seen NIL deals take form at the NCAA level, with athletes singing endorsements never thought possible. But the unknowns remain, and really, have only grown as NIL questions and curiosities have been met by state rules and regulations that have been anything but uniform.

What are the current regulations regarding name, image and likeness in your state?

As expected, the variances make understanding or adhering to NIL guidelines much more complex, where your state might not even allow such deals, but the school you’re about to attend does. Or, in some cases, the answer is …. unclear.

Based on data from Business of College Sports, here is the current rundown of NIL guidelines for all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

(Updated: August 3, 2022)

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NIL Monetization: Unclear, per ASAA Rule 15.11.

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per FHSAA Rule 9.9.

(Photo: Ty Freeman)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per GHSA Rule 1.90.

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NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per IHSA Rule 3.083.

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NIL Monetization: Limited Allowance, per KSHSAA Rule 21.

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NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per KHSAA Bylaw 10.

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NIL Monetization: Permitted, per MPA Handbook.

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NIL Monetization: Permitted, per MSHSL 201.00 (amended June 2022).

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NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per MHSAA Rule 2.39

(MICHAEL SEARS/MSEARS@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM)

NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NSAA Rule 3.7.1.

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NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NJSIAA.

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NIL Monetization: Permitted, per NDHSAA (amended June 2022).

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per OSSAA Rule 5.

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per OSAA Rule 8.4.

(USA TODAY Network)

NIL Monetization: Unclear, VPA Section 2.

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NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, VHSL 28B-2-3.

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NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WIAA Section III.C.

(AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Ben Woloszyn)

NIL Monetization: Not Permitted, per WHSAA Rule 5.7.1.

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