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Regular Members

State boards, commissions, agencies or departments that are engaged in the administration, regulation, or supervision of private schools, colleges, or universities and the educational programs offered therein, are eligible to become Regular Members of the Association. In addition, agencies located in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and districts, or within a Canadian Province, who perform similar regulatory functions involving private schools, colleges and/or universities, are also eligible to become Regular Members of the Association. NC-SARA State Portal Entities (SPEs) are also eligible to become Regular Members of the Association.

Partnership Members

Interested organizations, such as federal agencies, accrediting agencies, guarantor agencies, programmatic oversight agencies, etc. engaged in the regulatory oversight of private postsecondary schools are eligible to become Partnership Members.

Associate Members

Interested organizations or individuals professionally engaged in the activities associated with private degree and non-degree granting education in residence, distance education and/or home study are eligible to become Associate Members. Associate Members may include, but are not limited to, schools, associations, consultants and service professionals.

Find a full description of the three classes of NASASPS membership in its bylaws.