October is College Application Month
Way to go North Dakota! More than 150 high schools have registered to host an event during College Application Month this October. When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student.
College Application Month (CAM) is part of a national initiative known as the American College Application Campaign. The American Council on Education started this program in 2005 with a single high school in North Carolina. Today, it reaches more than 250,000 schools in all 50 states. North Dakota was the final state to join the initiative in 2014.
The goal of CAM is to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. Nationally, this effort has been extremely effective in meeting these needs with schools indicating that up to 77 percent of the applicants on these days were in that demographic.
In addition to applying for college, CAM also helps students and their parents learn about the FAFSA and begin that process. Bank of North Dakota provides a wide variety of resources to help residents plan and pay for college. Popular items include the College Handbook which has a college cost sheet to compare costs at colleges in the region, great videos and Facebook news. Click here to access those resources.
If you would like to volunteer at a College Application Month high school event, register here.