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Student Loans of North Dakota (SLND) is committed to helping students realize their dreams through providing financial assistance resources to help pay for higher education.

As one of the nation’s student loan guaranty agencies, SLND is designated by the Department of Education as the official guarantor for the State of North Dakota. We are a regional guarantor and also provide guarantor services to the residents of South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming and Wisconsin.

SLND, headquartered in Bismarck, ND, is a state agency administered by Bank of North Dakota and organized under the North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 15-62.1, titled “Guarantee Loan Program.” Effective July 1, 2010, we no longer guarantee loans under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. SLND continues to guarantee in excess of $100 million in loans annually under the state-based Dakota Education Alternative Loan (DEAL) Program.

Our services extend beyond loan guarantees and default aversion. SLND also is a proven resource to assist in the college planning and financing journey. We take our commitment to financial literacy seriously by actively partnering with the North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition to help spread financial know-how to people of all ages across the state.

Explore our resources on this site. We are confident that you will find the information you need to make your college planning, college-going experience, and journey beyond your educational career successful.

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