The goal of the Children FIRST program is simple:
To give $200 to every North Dakota newborn for college.
North Dakota residents: Children FIRST is open to every baby born in North Dakota 12 months old or younger. Plan administrator and state-owned Bank of North Dakota will contribute up to $200 for the baby, earmarked for his or her higher education fund. Details and terms.
Anyone can apply for a Children FIRST Grant for a North Dakota newborn - including parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, or friends. (Only one grant is allowed per child.)
Get up to $200 for a little one's college fund. Here's how:
1. If you already own a College SAVE account, please complete the Children FIRST Enrollment Form.
2. If you do not currently own a College SAVE account, please complete the College SAVE online enrollment or download and complete the College SAVE enrollment form and check the Children FIRST box in section 8.
3. Contribute as much as $200 within the next 12 months. The Children FIRST contribution will be added to your College SAVE account for the child's future education.
4. Continue to add to the College SAVE account for the child's future higher education costs at the pace that's right for you.
Ready to start?
Already own a College SAVE account? Download PDF
Read Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-866-SAVE-529 (1-866-728-3529).
Important Legal Information
Children FIRST is sponsored by College SAVE and funded by plan administrator and state-owned Bank of North Dakota.
Bank of North Dakota (BND) was established in 1919 and is the only state-owned bank in the United States. BND is overseen by the Industrial Commission of North Dakota, consisting of Gov. Jack Dalrymple (chairman), Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.