North Dakota State Library:
Go to "Find Library Items" and Click on "Online
Library Resources" - Be sure to check out Learning
Express and TutorND along with the many other
North Dakota College Access Network:
Administered by Bank of North Dakota
Student Financial Assistance Program:
State Grant Program
North Dakota Scholars Program
Bank of North Dakota:
Student Loan Services
701-328-5763 or 701-328-5739 TDD
800-472-2166 or 800-643-3916 TDD
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
**Also check the Scholarship Binder located in the
Library of each school**
Free Test Prep Sites:
testGear at www.RUReady.ND.com
Learning Express at www.learnatest.com/LEL
ACT website at www.actstudent.org
U.S. Army site with Test Prep and Flashcards at
Job Service North Dakota:
Vocational Rehabilitation Offices:
Human Services Centers:
Prepare for College Today
taken from KnowHow2GO.org: The 4 Steps to College
You have big plans, big dreams. You know college is the place to start pursing them.
But going to college doesn't just happen; there are four steps you need to take to make college a reality.
1. Be a pain. Tell everyone you know that you want to go to college. Tell your parents, teachers, counselors, coaches and clergy members. Don't stop until you find an adult who will help you. This step is essential. The next three steps become easier with a supportive adult, so get yours!
2. Push yourself. Find out what classes you need to take in high school to meet college entrance requirements. Colleges look for students who've taken classes that have challenged them. In addition: Study hard, turn in all assignments on time and do your best to earn good grades; Read, read, read!; Participate in civic or extracurricular activities to acquire a well-rounded education.
3. Find the right fit. There are more than 6,500 two- and four-year colleges, universities and trade schools in the country, ranging in size from fewer than 100 to more than 50,000 students and offering thousands of courses, subjects, degrees and certificates. You have an extraordinary range of options. Find a school that matches your career interests and reflects your goals and personality: Explore different occupations, and talk with friends and family about possible career and college choices; Review your academic strengths and weaknesses; Make a list of preferred colleges and visit the campuses to help you get a feel for college and keep you excited about going.
4. Get your hands on some cash. There is money available to help you pay for college or trade school. Each year, Federal Student Aid gives eligible students over $80 billion through grants, work-study programs and loans. There is also over $50 billion in state, institutional and private funds! Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal financial aid as well as scholarships and grants from many state, regional and private aid programs. Also: Attend, with your parent or guardian, programs about financial planning or affording college at your school, church or in the community; If you're a senior in high school, fill out the FAFSA. You can submit it as early as Jan. 1.; Not yet a senior? Not a problem! Go to www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov to get an estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.