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It's never too early to start saving for college.

That's why College SAVE and Bank of North Dakota created Children FIRST. The Bank will match up to $200 in contributions for every newborn (up to 12 months old) residing in North Dakota. 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.)

Apply now, or get answers to the most commonly asked questions about Children FIRST.

Get up to $200 for a little one's college fund. Here's how:

  1. Already have a College SAVE account? Just complete the Children FIRST enrollment form.
  2. Haven't opened a College SAVE account yet? Enroll online or download an enrollment kit. Be sure to check the Children FIRST box in section 8 of the enrollment form.
  3. Contribute at least $200 within the next 12 months for a dollar for dollar match. 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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Ascensus Broker Dealer Services is the distributor of the North Dakota College SAVE plan, Learn more about Ascensus Broker Dealer Services, Inc. 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, Inc. (ABD) is Distributor of the College Save.

Before investing in any 529 plan, you should consider whether your or the designated beneficiary's home state offers a 529 plan that provides its taxpayers with state tax and other benefits that are only available through the home state's 529 plan. You also should 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 plan(s), or any other 529 college savings 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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