Would you like more information about the cost of higher education and/or saving for college? Here are some useful websites that can help you in your journey.
Bank of North Dakota College Planning Center
This is a resource for North Dakotans with career planning and financial aid information to carry you from cradle to career. Bank of North Dakota staff members are available to answer your questions with an email or phone call.
The College Board
This not-for-profit association publishes annual reports on the costs of college broken out by type of school, region, and information about scholarships. In particular, see their "Pay For College" section.
College Savings Plans Network
A clearinghouse for information about college savings programs and a range of college savings-related topics.
DEAL Student Loans
This is the state-sponsored student loan available to North Dakota residents attending college at any accredited U.S. college or out-of-state residents attending college in North Dakota.
Federal Student Aid, part of the U.S. Department of Education is a good source of federal aid information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is located on this site.
A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to start your college savings strategy.
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars
Bank of North Dakota provides administration for the state chapter of Dollars for Scholars. Dollars for Scholars empowers communities and groups to help themselves by helping to educate their young people. In turn, it inspires students to achieve by showing that others care about them and their futures. Any North Dakota student graduating from a community with a local Dollars for Scholars chapter can apply for a scholarship.
North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition
The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization with members from more than 35 organizations representing business, government, non-profit organizations and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of North Dakotans.
This website contains links to other websites as a convenience to users. Neither the Plan, the State of North Dakota, Bank of North Dakota, nor Ascensus College Savings, Inc., Vanguard nor their respective affiliates, endorses or takes any responsibility for such websites or for any information contained therein, except, in each case, with respect to their own websites.
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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