Official State Links
- College Save: The North Dakota 529 plan is designed to give students and families a means of saving early, and it comes with a hefty tax break; enrollees can deduct up to $5,000 from state income taxes each year. It includes several different investment options, as well as guidelines for gift contributions to the account.
- Children First: A section of the state's 529 plan, Children First is open to all babies under 12 months of age. In essence, if parents sign a child up for a college savings account, the state contributes $100 toward that child's future education.
- Educational Opportunity Center at UND: This organization, which is a branch of the state university's TRIO Program, works with low income and first generation college students. Advisors and mentors help students explore college and career options, find financial aid, and prepare academically for college courses.
- A-STEP: A subsection of the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, which is run by Minot State University, A-STEP supports individuals with intellectual disabilities in the transition to postsecondary education. Volunteers work with new students on individual living and career skills, as well as helping them to build social relationships on campus.
- North Dakota PTA: This statewide parent-teacher organization looks to support students from all walks of life, advocating for quality in education, financial resources for those in need, and education-friendly legislation. They support students throughout K-12 and on their path to higher education.
Higher Education News
- North Dakota University System News: This site covers higher education news throughout North Dakota's public university system, compiling information from schools in disparate areas of the state.
- Education Week North Dakota: This national publication includes a state-specific filter, allowing readers to focus on information and trends related to North Dakota higher education.
- Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education News: This organization covers higher education trends and news across several states, including North Dakota.
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- U.S. 7.7%
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- U.S. 17.9%
- Graduate or professional degree
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- U.S. 10.6%