Dual credit assistance
A dual credit course is a college course taken when you are in school. You can earn both high school and college credit for it! Sometimes, the classes are taught at the high school during school hours. You may also take classes at a college during the day, the evening, or on a weekend.
The reason taking dual credit courses is so popular is that you can save money by still living at home and earn college credit. You get a head start on your college education, which for most people means taking less money out in loans.
If you can't afford to pay for the college courses, you can start taking out education loans. It still usually costs less to do this than it does to wait until you enter college to take the courses.
Take college classes for free!
You can actually take up to two college courses per school year for free by applying for dual credit assistance. These students are eligible:
- You need to be a sophomore, junior, or senior attending a North Dakota high school.
- The school district superintendent or designee must approve of you taking the course. In most cases, you'll visit with a guidance counselor or principal first.
- You need to qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch.
- Complete this Dual Credit Assistance Application (PDF 70KB) if you meet these criteria.