Education Resources

Bank of North Dakota (BND) Resources

BND is your resource to help students make confident decisions on planning and paying for postsecondary education.

Click the program names below for more information or contact our Education Outreach Team to make a connection and discuss ways we may be able to partner with your school.

Social Media Video Contest (#MyBeConfidentStory)

Students ages 15-24 can share their “Be Confident Story” for a chance to win one of 10 $500 scholarships to be randomly drawn and receive a t-shirt from BND. The contest is open from Sept. 1, 2023, to Jan. 31, 2024.

Dual Credit Assistance Program

BND accepts applications from eligible students for financial assistance to pay for dual credit courses. Funding may be limited.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars

High school seniors and college students who are attending or have graduated from a North Dakota high school may apply for scholarships annually. Just one application connects them to a variety of scholarship opportunities.

FAFSA Resources

The FAFSA form is changing this year due to the FAFSA Simplification Act. While students typically complete it starting October 1, there is a one-time delay. BND will provide updates and resources as they become available. You can also request a virtual or in-person FAFSA presentation and an optional FSA ID workshop from BND.

College Application Month

College Application Month is part of a national initiative to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential. North Dakota high schools can be a part of it by hosting an event in October. BND offers tips and resources to help with event planning and pays for one $35 application fee per senior when they apply to a North Dakota college during your school’s event.

Financial Literacy Presentations

At BND, we believe when our students make smart financial decisions, they thrive. BND provides in-person and virtual presentations on a variety of financial topics. Contact us at 701.425.1482 for more information or fill out a request for presentation form.

Educational Print Materials

Free educational materials from BND are created to help students and their families make confident decisions when planning for life after high school. You can request printed copies for your students or download electronic files.

College Fit Game

This activity helps students practice selecting “good fit” colleges based on a variety of academic, social, financial, and other needs.

College Handbook

Whether determining a career path, figuring out the FAFSA, or looking for scholarships, the College Handbook is a trusted resource. This easy-to-read guide helps students navigate through their freshman to senior year of high school as they prepare for college.

Student Loans

BND wants students to Be Confident with their student loan decisions. They can research and learn facts about how career and student loan decisions may impact their future finances.

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.

To receive timely updates from BND, please email Lance Hill, Leader of Education and Financial Literacy, and ask to be added to our contact list.