Tag: Planning for college

BND goes live

That’s right. BND goes live every Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live to discuss a variety of higher education topics. We’ll provide important information and answer your questions on everything from starting a College SAVE account through repaying student loans. Join us. We’d love to chat with you. This is a list of upcoming Read More

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars accepting scholarship applications

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. A total of $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $500 to $2,500 each for the 2017-18 academic year. Applicants must be from a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars affiliate to qualify. Read More

Sign up for College Application Month 2017

High school counselors or administrative staff are asked to take a couple of minutes and register their schools for next year’s College Application Month events in October 2017. You don’t need to commit to a date yet, but Bank of North Dakota needs to hear from you by the end of May so they can Read More

Financial Aid Information Nights and FAFSA application start in October

What??? You read that correctly. You can start completing your FAFSA application in October starting this year. If you have a student applying for college in the fall of 2017, you can use your 2015 tax return numbers. The advantages of applying early are huge! You’ll have a better idea of what is needed for Read More

A parent’s guide to completing the FAFSA

Known by many as “the FAFSA,” the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed annually by students planning to attend college for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Colleges use the FAFSA information to determine the student’s eligibility for student financial aid. Student financial aid could include grants, scholarships, work-study programs and student Read More

College Application Month

Way to go North Dakota! More than 80 high schools have registered to host an event during College Application Month this October. When seniors apply to a North Dakota college during their school’s event, Bank of North Dakota pays one $35 application fee per student. Click here for the press release. College Application Month (CAM) is Read More

Complicated just got easy with the College Planning Center as your resource

When it comes to planning and paying for college, there is a lot to figure out. With Bank of North Dakota’s (BND) College Planning Center, complicated just got easy. BND’s College Planning Center offers online tools and information to plan for college, pay for college and manage money. Staff members can answer your questions by Read More

A head start for college savings in 2016

Give your child’s college savings a head start with $529 to open or add to a College SAVE account. College SAVE is North Dakota’s 529 plan, administered by Bank of North Dakota, which helps families save for college with special incentives. A College SAVE account offers a number of tax advantages to help you get Read More

College Planning Center and Tigirlily partner to encourage North Dakotans to plan for college

Bismarck – The BND College Planning Center and Tigirlily hit the road this spring to promote college planning through Tigirlily concerts across North Dakota. Five North Dakota Dollars for Scholars chapters won the contest to host a Tigirlily concert because of their fundraising efforts. Concerts were held in Crosby, Watford City, Kulm, Hope and Wimbledon. Read More