State Authorization

Welcome to the application form for state authorization or exemption for North Dakota. 

Before you click on "Begin Application" on the right, below is additional information regarding the payment portion of the application:


The form works best with Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge as your primary browser.  It is not recommended to use Internet Explorer.


Application is not complete until payment is received.

Once you complete the application, you will be provided with instructions for payment by credit card. Please note, we do NOT accept American Express. If this is the only credit card your institution has available, contact us for alternative payment method (

Fee schedule:

  • Institutions without physical presence/online only – new and renewal  -- $250
  • Institutions with physical presence – new application - $4500
  • Institutions with physical presence – renewal - $2000

If required, please access current NDUS W-9 Form to the right under the "Files" heading.

If payment is not received within 30 days of application, institution will need to re-apply.

Applications with physical presence need NDUS Higher Education Board approval and may take longer to approve. You will also need to complete the ND Bond document. Download the attachment located under the "Files" section on this page. Please send the completed form to

Online-only institutions: If approved a letter from the NDUS State Authorization coordinator will be sent within two weeks.

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