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DPSA Links and Forms

All applications, forms, notices, requests, and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA) via  
                 1. The email subject line should include the title of the filing and the Institution Name and Code, for
                      example, “Application for Reauthorization ABC University - Code 1234.”  
                 2. All documents must be scanned in PDF format except Excel files should remain in Excel format.
                 3. If the application requires a notarized document, the notarized document must be scanned in color.

DPSA cannot accept electronic payments; therefore, any required fee in the form of business check, money order, or cashier’s check (no personal checks will be accepted), made payable to the State of Tennessee, shall be mailed to DPSA using one of the below addresses.

                                                                 via standard mail:                                                    via FedEx, DHL or UPS:
                                                      Attn: Stephanie Bellard Chase                                      Attn: Stephanie Bellard Chase
                                             Tennessee Higher Education Commission               Tennessee Higher Education Commission
                                                       Parkway Towers, Suite 1900                                           Parkway Towers, Suite 1900
                                                     404 James Robertson Parkway                                      404 James Robertson Parkway
                                                          Nashville, TN 37243-0830                                              Nashville, TN 37219-1585

 •  DPSA Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) Update - March 13, 2020
 •  Delvery Mode Change Notice

All applications, forms, notices, requests, and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Division of Postsecondary State Authorization (DPSA) as explained HERE.

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

           •  Change of Ownership Application (Currently Revising)

           •  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)  (Currently Revising)

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

           •  Individual Student Statistical Data

                     •  Instructions for Individuals Student Statistical Data (PDF File)  (Currently Revising)

                     •  Blank Student Level Statistical Data Form (Excel file)  (Currently Revising)

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

           •  Initial Authorization Application

                     •  Pro Forma Financial Spreadsheets

                     •  Pro Forma Financial Spreadsheets Instructions

           •  New Program Application 

           •  School Personnel Application  (Currently Revising)

           •  Program Revision and Status Change Notification (Currently Revising)

           •  Change of Ownership Application (Currently Revising)

           •  Change of Institutional Location Application

           •  Change of Name Application

           •  Agent Permit Application

           •  Surety Bond for Agents of Out-Of-State Postsecondary Institutions Form (Currently Revising)

           •  Surety Bond for Postsecondary Educational Institutions (Currently Revising)

Exemption Requests

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

           •  Exemption Determination Request (Currently Revising)

Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF)

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Claim Application  (Currently Revising)

           •  Tuition Guaranty Fund (TGF) Information Release Authorization  (Currently Revising)