NIL High School Rules

Database of state laws and high school sports associations that govern NIL rules allowing high school students to monetize their name, image and likeness while maintaining eligibility.

State

Monetization Allowed

Governing Rule

Current Rule(s)

Alabama

Monetization allowed: No

AHSAA

The monetization of NIL rights is prohibited for high school athletes in Alabama. The AHSAA defines an amateur as "one who does not use his/her knowledge of athletics or athletic skill for gain." Besides medals, trophies, plaques and rings, athletes can't receive awards valued at more than $250.

Alaska

Monetization allowed: Yes

ASAA

The ASAA allows high school athletes to monetize their NIL rights as long as there's "no school team, school, ASAA Region or ASAA affiliation" in a commercial endorsement.

Arizona

Monetization allowed: No

AIA

High school athletes in Arizona are prohibited from engaging in NIL activities under AIA rules. An athlete will immediately lose eligibility if the athlete, the athlete's parents or anyone acting on behalf of the athlete enters into an NIL agreement that relates to the athlete's connection to any athletic program.

Arkansas

Monetization allowed: No

AAA

NIL activities are prohibited in Arkansas. The AAA's rule on amateurism states that athletes can't directly or indirectly "accept gifts, products, awards or monetary compensation for permitting his/her name, picture, or person to be used."

California

Monetization allowed: Yes

CIF

California was the first state to allow high school athletes to enter into NIL agreements. Athletes can agree to commercial endorsements as long as the endorsement isn't affiliated with the athlete's school or team.

Colorado

Monetization allowed: Yes

CHSAA

NIL activities are permitted thanks to a CHSAA amendment from the spring of 2022. Athletes aren't allowed to use school marks, IP or equipment in connection with NIL activities.

Connecticut

Monetization allowed: Yes

CIAC

The CIAC's Amateur Athletic Guidelines allow athletes to enter into NIL agreements and be represented by an attorney or agent. Athletes can't use school marks in connection with their NIL and they must disclose their agreements.

Delaware

Monetization allowed: No

DIAA

Current DIAA rules on amateur status prohibit students from using their athletic status to promote or endorse a commercial product or service.

District Of Columbia

Monetization allowed: No

DCSAA

The latest DCSAA handbook states that students will forfeit their amateur status if they use their athletic status to promote or endorse a commercial product or service.

Florida

Monetization allowed: No

FHSAA

FHSAA rules on amateurism prohibit high school athletes from "capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts of a monetary nature," or else they risk losing a year of amateur status.

Georgia

Monetization allowed: No

GHSA

The GHSA constitution says that high school athletes risk forfeiting their amateur status by "capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts with monetary value except college scholarships."

Hawaii

Monetization allowed: No

HHSAA

The HHSAA's Administrative Regulations don't specifically address NIL. Students can lose their amateur status by competing for money in an organized athletic activity or under an assumed name, selling an award from a non-school athletic activity for cash, or by signing a professional athletic contract.

Idaho

Monetization allowed: Yes

IDHSAA

IDHSAA rules and regulations has changed its rules for 2022-23, allowing athletes to participate in commercial endorsement. No affiliation of school team, school, league, district is allowed.

Illinois

Monetization allowed: No

IHSA

Illinois Senate Bill 2338 says "no student-athlete shall enter into a publicity rights agreement or receive compensation ... before the date" of enrollment at a college or university. IHSA bylaws provide an example where an athlete who's paid $250 after being selected by audition to appear in a TV commercial for athletic equipment isn't in violation of amateur rules.

Indiana

Monetization allowed: No

IHSAA

IHSAA rules regarding amateurism say students are no longer amateurs if they "capitalized on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts of a monetary nature." Athletes are allowed to appear in advertisements but they can't receive compensation.

Iowa

Monetization allowed: No

IAHSAA

The IAHSAA has an "absolute prohibition on cash." Students can accept awards valued at $50 or less, and the award must come from a school or registered organization, not an outside party.

Kansas

Monetization allowed: Yes

KSHSAA

The KSHSAA handbook allows high school athletes to monetize their NIL rights but athletes can't identify themselves in connection with their school in commercial activities.

Kentucky

Monetization allowed: No

KHSAA

KHSAA bylaws prohibit athletes from "capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or other gifts of monetary value not specifically approved," which is a reference to college scholarships, which are allowed. The use of one's likeness in a commercial endorsement is specifically not allowed.

Louisiana

Monetization allowed: Yes

LHSAA

The LHSAA released a statement in April 2022 that said its bylaws allow high school athletes to monetize their NIL rights. A partnership with Eccker Sports also provides athletes with educational resources for NIL.

Maine

Monetization allowed: Yes

MPA

At its 2022 spring meeting, the MPA membership approved a policy allowing athletes to engage in NIL. The policy restricts student-athletes from using school logos, engaging in NIL activities during team activities and partnering with a list of vice industries.

Maryland

Monetization allowed: No

MPSSAA

Maryland student-athletes are currently prohibited from profiting NIL. The state association states athletes “have not used or are not using their athletic skill as players for financial gain, or who have not competed under assumed names as players, shall be considered amateurs.”

Massachusetts

Monetization allowed: No

MIAA

Current MIAA rules prohibit student-athletes from profiting off their NIL. Athletes run the risk of forfeiting their amateur status by competing for money, receiving any award or prize of monetary value which has not been approved or capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving cash or gifts of monetary value.

Michigan

Monetization allowed: No

MHSAA

Current MHSAA rules prohibit student-athletes from profiting off their NIL. Athletes run the risk of forfeiting their amateur status by competing for money, receiving any award or prize of monetary value which has not been approved or capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving cash or gifts of monetary value.

Minnesota

Monetization allowed: Yes

MSHSL

The MSHL amended its regulations in June, allowing athletes to profit off their NIL. NIL activities must not interfere with an athlete’s academic obligations. A student must not miss practice, games or other team obligations for NIL. Student-athletes are prohibited from promoting gambling, alcohol, tobacco, drugs or weapons.

Mississippi

Monetization allowed: No

MISSHSAA

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from monetizing their NIL. Student-athletes amateurism status will be lost if they accept cash. The MHSAA also cites the NFHS’s ruling against NIL opportunities for high school athletes.

Missouri

Monetization allowed: No

MSHSAA

In the state of Missouri, an athlete loses their amateur status if they are, “capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money, gifts of monetary value, or merchandise.” An award limit is set at $250. Gifts, awards and opportunities given through the school does not compromise amateur status and award limits.

Montana

Monetization allowed: No

MHSA

NIL is prohibited in The Treasure State. Amateurism is lost if a student-athlete accepts NIL money. Awards allowable under MHSA rules must be no greater than $100 in value. 

Nebraska

Monetization allowed: Yes

NSAA

New rules in Dec. 2021 allowed student-athletes to profit off their NIL in Nebraska.

Nevada

Monetization allowed: No

NIAA

Currently prohibited in Nevada. NIAA regulations are grouped with administrative code for the State of Nevada, so government action would be needed.

New Hampshire

Monetization allowed: No

NHIAA

New Hampshire athlete can not turn a profit on their NIL. Student-athletes will lose their eligibility if they appear on TV or radio and receive monetary payment. They cannot endorse businesses or products.

New Jersey

Monetization allowed: Yes

NJSIAA

The NJSIAA passed regulations allowing athletes to profit since Nov. 2021. They've been allowed since Jan. 1, 2022. Students are prohibited from referencing NJSIAA or using school logos in endorsements. Certain categories are prohibited.

New Mexico

Monetization allowed: No

NMAA

New Mexico student-athletes will lose their amateur status if they are endorsing a product or participating in NIL activity. Athletes are banned from receiving financial benefit for their performance.

New York

Monetization allowed: Yes

NYSPHSAA

The NYSPHSAA changed its rules in Oct. 2021 to allow student-athletes to turn a profit on their NIL. Athletes are prohibited from appearing in their school uniform in any endorsement.

North Carolina

Monetization allowed: No

NCHSAA

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from monetizing their NIL. Amateurism status is lost if a student-athlete has “accepted money." Awards allowable under MHSA rules must be no greater than $250 in value. Independent schools are not governed by NCHSAA, allowing athletes at these schools to profit.

North Dakota

Monetization allowed: Yes

NDHSAA

NDHSAA policy passed in June allows student-athletes to utilize their NIL. Athletes are prohibited from the use of school uniforms or school logos in NIL activities. Booster clubs are also not allowed to be involved in NIL activities.

Ohio

Monetization allowed: No

OHSAA

Current OHSAA regulations bans athletes from profiting on their NIL. The state association's membership voted against an NIL proposal this spring, citing a need for further education and preparedness. The OHSAA was the first association to have an NIL proposal fail. Athletes can have put their amateur status on the line if they are active in NIL.

Oklahoma

Monetization allowed: No

OAASS

NIL is prohibited for student-athletes in the Sooner State. Athletes will forfeit their amateurism if they are “capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts of monetary value (scholarships given by institutions of higher learning are specifically exempted)."

Oregon

Monetization allowed: No

OSAA

Current regulations prohibit athletes utilizing their NIL. That may soon change, however. OSAA administration have confirmed an interpretation of NIL for the membership is being created. The next conversation surrounding NIL is set for a July 18th meeting.

Pennsylvania

Monetization allowed: No

PIAA

NIL is currently prohibited, but the PIAA will discuss the topic in its summer administrative meetings.

Rhode Island

Monetization allowed: No

RIIL

Student-athletes lose their amateurism status by, “capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts of monetary value." NIL is prohibited in Rhode Island. Athletes who receive any award or prize of monetary value not approved by RIIL could also put their amateurism at risk.

South Carolina

Monetization allowed: No

SCHSL

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from monetizing their NIL. Athletes are also not allowed to compete for monetary prizes. "No participants may accept material awards in excess of actual expenses, including hotel bills and transportation.”

South Dakota

Monetization allowed: No

SDHSAA

SDHSAA administration has plans to review its policy and explore what is best for the membership and student-athletes. NIL is currently prohibited in the state for athletes. Students run the risk of being declared ineligible if they accept cash or merchandise beyond the monetary limits the SDHSAA sets.

Tennessee

Monetization allowed: No

TSSAA

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from monetizing their NIL. The topic was addressed at the December legislative council meeting.

Texas

Monetization allowed: No

TLO

NIL is currently prohibited. In the Texas' state law regarding NIL, it is outline that prospective student athletes are not allowed to monetize their NIL prior to their enrollment at a university.

Utah

Monetization allowed: Yes

UHSAA

The UHSAA approved new rules in Jan. 2022, allowing athletes to profit off their NIL. The 2022-23 handbook has now been released with the policy. Athletes are prohibited from wearing school uniforms in NIL activities.

Vermont

Monetization allowed: No

VPA

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from participating in NIL. VPA administration has confirmed the association will follow the lead of the NFHS.

Virginia

Monetization allowed: No

VHSL

Current regulations prohibit student-athletes from monetizing their NIL. The Virginia governor vetoed House Bill 1298, which would have directly prohibited high school athletes from profiting on their NIL.

Washington

Monetization allowed: No

WIAA

NIL is currently banned in Washington. For athletes to maintain their amateur status, they are prohibited from advertising or promoting a commercial product or service.

West Virginia

Monetization allowed: No

SSAC

Subsection 127 of the SSAC handbook states an athlete loses their amateurism status by, “capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money or gifts of monetary value (scholarships to institutions of higher learning are specifically exempted)."

Wisconsin

Monetization allowed: No

WIAA

Current WIAA regulations prohibit athletes from profiting on their NIL. A student-athlete’s amateurism status can be lost by “receiving compensation or benefit, directly or indirectly, for the use of name, picture and/or personal appearance."

Wyoming

Monetization allowed: No

WHSAA

No specific direction in the WHSAA handbook. Athletes amateur status will be forfeited if they are “capitalizing on athletic fame by receiving money, gifts of monetary value or merchandise.”