Will I pay a fee for using EFD?

Yes.

In addition to the filing fees required by the state regulators, there is a $150 system use fee for using EFD.

This fee will be applied one time to each individual filing that you make with EFD. For example, when you file a new Form D using EFD, you will be charged the $150 system use fee. If you then need to amend or renew that filing, you will not be charged an additional $150.

As of January 1, 2018, the System Use Fee (SUF) for Form D (506) filings will be increased by $5 to $155. Read more.