Parent and Student Resources

Parents and students, be confident with your student loan and career planning decisions. Here are resources to help you do that.

Complete the FAFSA

THE FAFSA

The FAFSA is the first step in the college financial aid process.

College Handbook

College Handbook

This easy-to-read online guide helps students navigate through their high school years as they prepare for college.

Educational Material

Educational Material

BND’s educational materials include the Regional College Cost Sheet and checklists for parents and high school students.

RU Ready ND

RU Ready ND

This online tool assists students in planning for high school courses, for college, career and financial aid.

ND Salaries

ND Salaries

What career are you interested in? What is the salary? What education is needed and how much will it cost you? Here's a link to start your research.

Student Loan Debt Calculator

Student Loan Debt Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the maximum amount of student loan debt you may be able to reasonably repay based on your anticipated salary.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars

BND serves as an administrator of the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars and supports local chapters.

College SAVE 529 Plan

College SAVE 529 Plan

The state-sponsored 529 plan, administered by BND, helps families save for college tax-free and offers three match programs to help them save even more.

Like BND on Facebook

Facebook

Like our BND Facebook page to receive the most recent scholarship, student loan and college planning information.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship programs focus on teaching specific skills needed to work independently in a trade or position.

Financial Education

Financial Education

The excellent resources on our Financial Education page provide guidance and lesson plans on money management topics geared to high school and college students.

BND on YouTube

YouTube Channel

Bank of North Dakota produces 2-3 minute videos to provide basic overview for planning and paying for college.

Dual Credit Assistance Program

Dual Credit Assistance Program

BND covers the cost of up to two college courses per school year for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who participate in Free or Reduced Price Lunch. To apply, download application.

BND Student Loans

BND Student Loans

Bank of North Dakota (BND) offers student loans during college and to refinance afterward.

Why Apply?

Why Apply?

Whyapplynd.nd.gov is geared toward Native American students who are considering college.

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