Skip to Main Content

DPSA Links and Forms

Per Rules 1540-01-02-.24 and 1540-01-10-.08, forms and application should be submitted per the delivery method listed in the form or application. The current delivery information is as follows:

Standard mail and hand delivery:
Attn: Stephanie Bellard Chase
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0830

FedEx, DHL or UPS:
Attn: Stephanie Bellard Chase
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37219-1585

Fax: (615) 532-8845

Email: thec.dpsa-application@tn.gov

Current Forms and Applications:

 •  Rule Chapter 1540-01-10 Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) Institutions

           •  Change of Ownership Application

           •  Optional Expedited Authorization (OEA) Application​

           •  Comprehensive Program List

                     •  Instructions for the Comprehensive Program List (PDF File)

                     •  Blank Comprehensive Program List (Excel file)
                        (For use only by institutions seeking Tennessee authorization for the first time)

           •  New Program Notification Form (Excel file)

                     •  Instructions for the New Program Notification Form (PDF file)

           •  Individual Student Statistical Data

                     •  Instructions for Individuals Student Statistical Data (PDF File)

                     •  Blank Student Level Statistical Data Form (Excel file)

 •  Rule Chapter 1540-01-02 Institutions (Not OEA)

           •  Initial Authorization Application

           •  Initial Authorization Financial Excel Spreadsheet

                     •  Financial Statement Instructions for DPSA Financial Statements (PDF File)

           •  New Program Application

           •  School Personnel Application

           •  Program Revision and Status Change Notification

           •  Change of Ownership Application

           •  Change of Institutional Location Application

           •  Change of Name Application

           •  Agent Permit Application

           •  Surety Bond for Agents of Out-Of-State Postsecondary Institutions Form

           •  Surety Bond for Postsecondary Educational Institutions

Exemption Requests

           •  Information Request Form (Applies to T.C.A. §49-7-2004(a)(6) Exemption Requests)

           •  Exemption Determination Request

Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF)

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Claim Application

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Information Release Authorization