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.

For students in grades 7-12 and their parents, Career Discovery ND conducts two-hour sessions at 10 schools each year and a one-hour Facebook Live.

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.

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 of Bank of North Dakota’s student loan brochures, Freshman and Sophomore Checklist, Junior Checklist, Senior Checklist and Regional College Cost Sheet.

Like our BND Facebook page to receive the most recent scholarship, student loan and college planning information. Facebook Live is held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. CT discussing a topic relevant to planning for college.

Financial aid sources, scholarships and completing the FAFSA are covered in this 45-minute Facebook Live event held every Wednesday, October 4-November 15, 2017. Counselors and families should register online.

The excellent resources on our Financial Literacy page provide guidance and lesson plans on money management topics geared to a variety of audiences.

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.