The goal of the Children FIRST program is simple:
To give $100 to every North Dakota newborn for college.

Children FIRST is open to every baby residing in North Dakota twelve months old or younger. Plan administrator and state-owned Bank of North Dakota will contribute $100 for the baby, earmarked for his or her higher education fund. Details and terms.

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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 $100 for a little one's college fund. Here's how:
1. Complete the short Children FIRST Enrollment Form.

2. Bank of North Dakota will make a $100 contribution for the baby.

3. Open a College SAVE account and contribute at least $100 within the next four years. 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.

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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.

Jack Dalrymple
Wayne Stenehjem
Attorney General
Doug Goehring
Agriculture Commissioner

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.