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  • American Samoa

    American Samoa Community College
    Board of Higher Education
    P.O. Box 2609
    Pago Pago, AS 96799-2609
    Phone: (684) 699-9155
    Fax: (684) 699-2062
    Email: agaleai@ascc.as
    URL: http://www.amsamoa.edu/
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

    Northern Marianas College
    Olympio T. Borja Memorial Library
    As-Terlaje Campus
    P.O. Box 501250
    Saipan, MP 96950-1250
    Phone: (670) 234-3690
    Fax: (670) 234-0759
    Email: chasa@nmcnet.edu
    URL: http://www.nmcnet.edu/
  • Federated States of Micronesia

    Department of Education
    (691) 320-2872*
    URL: http://www.literacynet.org/micronesia/doe.html
  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
    P.O. Box 19900
    San Juan, PR 00910-1900
    (787) 724-7100
    Fax: (787) 725-1275
    Email: ju_reyes@ces.gobierno.pr
    URL: http://www.ces.gobierno.pr
  • Republic of Palau

    Republic of Palau Ministry of Education
    (680) 488-2471 URL: http://www.palaumoe.net/
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands

    Republic of the Marshall Islands
    RMI Scholarship Grant and Loan Board
    P.O. Box 1436
    3 Lagoon Road
    Majuro, MH 96960
    (692) 625-3108
    Fax: (692) 625-7325
    Email: misglb@ntamar.com
    URL: http://www.rmischolarship.net/
  • Virgin Islands

    Virgin Islands Joint Boards of Education
    Charlotte Amalie
    P.O. Box 11900
    St Thomas, VI 00801
    Phone: (340) 774-4546
    Fax: (340) 774-3384

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