Parent and Student Resources

Parents and students, here are resources to help plan and pay for college.

BND Student Loans

BND Student Loans

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

Career Compass

Career Compass

Career Compass is a cooperative effort between Bank of North Dakota, the Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling (DACAC) and state agencies in North Dakota. Career Compass provides tools to students and parents to explore career opportunities for their future.

Career Discovery

Career Discovery

In-Person and Online Presentations that are Career Focused for students and parents.

College Application Month

College Application Month

When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s College Application Month event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student.

College Handbook

College Handbook

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

College SAVE 529 Plan

College SAVE 529 Plan

College SAVE is the state-sponsored 529 plan administered by Bank of North Dakota (BND). It helps families save for college tax-free and offers three match programs to help them save even more.

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

Educational Material

Educational Material

Download electronic files of Bank of North Dakota’s educational materials including the Regional College Cost Sheet and checklists for parents and students, whether they are planning to enter the workforce, the military, an apprenticeship or continue education beyond high school.

Facebook

Facebook

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

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. Request a presentation on Budgeting Basics, Credit 101 and Living Like a Student (specifically for those entering postsecondary education).

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.

RU Ready ND

RU Ready ND

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

YouTube

YouTube Channel

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

Why Apply?

Why Apply?

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

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