At College SAVE, we do more than talk about the importance of saving for college. Together with our partners, we’re helping families save for it.

Extra help for North Dakota families.

Together with Bank of North Dakota, we're pleased to offer three programs designed to help fund the big plans of little North Dakotans:

BND Match: BND will match up to $300 to any North Dakota resident, whose beneficiary is 15-years-old or younger living in-state or out-of-state. The match is based on certain income limitations of the account owner.1

Kindergarten Kickoff Match: BND will match up to $100 to eligible North Dakota residents with beneficiaries ages 5 and 6 years old.

New Baby Match: BND matches up to $200 to help pay for college for every baby residing in North Dakota aged 12 months or younger through College SAVE.

Turn any purchase and celebration into college savings.

You can also add to your College SAVE account with:

Ugift®: A free-to-use service, Ugift makes it easy to invite family and friends to celebrate milestones like birthdays, holidays and graduations with contributions to your child’s 529 account.

Upromise®: Since 2001, Upromise has helped families like yours earn millions in cash back for college through everyday purchases.


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1The BND Match, Kindergarten Kickoff Match, and New Baby Match are subject to the availability of funds and can be modified, reduced or stopped at the discretion of Bank of North Dakota.

Ascensus Broker Dealer Services is the distributor of the North Dakota College SAVE plan, Learn more about Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

For more information about North Dakota's College SAVE Plan (College SAVE), call 1-866-SAVE-529 (1-866-728-3529) or click here to obtain a Plan Disclosure Statement. Investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses, and other important information are included in the Plan Disclosure Statement; read and consider it carefully before investing. Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, LLC (ABD) is Distributor of the College Save.

Please Note: Before you invest, consider whether your or the beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in that state’s qualified tuition program. You should also consult your financial, tax, or other advisor to learn more about how state-based benefits (or any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances. You also may wish to contact directly your home state’s 529 college savings plan(s), or any other 529 plan, to learn more about those plans’ features, benefits, and limitations. Keep in mind that state-based benefits should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered when making an investment decision.

College SAVE is a 529 plan established by the State of North Dakota. Bank of North Dakota (Bank) acts as trustee of College SAVE Trust, a North Dakota Trust, and is responsible for administering College SAVE Trust and College SAVE. ABD, the Plan Manager, and its affiliates, have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Plan, including recordkeeping and marketing. The Vanguard Group, Inc. (Vanguard) provides underlying investments for the Plan. The College SAVE's Portfolios, although they invest in mutual funds, are not mutual funds. Units of the Portfolios are municipal securities and the value of units will vary with market conditions.

Investment returns are not guaranteed and you could lose money by investing in College SAVE. Participants assume all investment risks, including the potential for loss of principal, as well as responsibility for any federal and state consequences.

Not FDIC Insured. No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee. May Lose Value.

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