High School and Financial Aid Counselor Resources

Students look to you for information and guidance on their journeys to college. Here are some resources specifically for high school and financial aid counselors to help students.

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

In 2020, Bank of North Dakota and its partners will host all of their career and college planning events on Career Compass. Students and their parents can register for events and explore career opportunities, whether entering the workforce, the military, an apprenticeship or college after high school graduation.

For students in grades 7-12 and their parents, Career Discovery ND is a series of presentations and career-focused discussions to discover different career paths and prepare for life after high school.

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. Learn more.

Help your students practice selecting “good fit” colleges based on a variety of academic, social, financial and other miscellaneous needs with the College Fit Game. Learn more.

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

The state-sponsored 529 plan to help families save for college tax-free, College SAVE offers match programs for every newborn in North Dakota and for four of five North Dakota families.

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. Learn more.

Order printed copies or 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.

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

The excellent resources on our Financial Literacy 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).

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

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

The Why Apply website is geared toward Native American students who are considering college.