User Name

Remember my username

Forgot your username?

Sign up for online access

529 Plans Explained     |     College Costs     |     College Savings Tools     |     Resources
How Much Do You Need to Save?

As you get ready to invest for college, it's important to understand your financial situation and how much you'll need for college. Here are a few helpful tools to help you start.

Vanguard College Planning Tools
These easy-to-use tools, provided by Vanguard, can help you make clear, comfortable decisions regarding your savings and investment strategy. Click here to use the Vanguard tools.

Upromise College Savings Calculator
Test your readiness with this handy online college savings calculator. Simply drag the sliders along to the most accurate response to each question and you will see the results in the bar graphs to the right side.

* Sources for total college cost: The College Board and Standard & Poor's Financial Communications. Based on average 2007/08 costs for the type of school selected. All costs include tuition, fees, room and board, except 2-year public schools, which includes tuition and fees only. Projections assume a 4% annual increase in costs, are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes only. Projections cannot be guaranteed and do not represent an investment in any security.
** Future value assumes the user's indicated rate of return is compounded annually. Returns are hypothetical. Future value does not represent an investment in a security.
1 Upromise is an optional service offered by Upromise, Inc., is separate from the College SAVE Plan and is not affiliated with the State of North Dakota and the Bank of North Dakota. Terms and conditions apply to the Upromise service. Participating companies, contribution levels, and terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Transfers from Upromise to a College SAVE account are subject to a $25 minimum.