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ACT Conversion Chart

ACT
Composite

 
Combined SAT
Score
361600
351560
341510
331460
321420
311380
301340
291300
281260
271220
261190
251150
241110
231070
221030
21990
20950
19910
18870
17830
16790
15740
14690
13640
12590
11530

 

Scholarships for Florida Freshmen

Our Scholarship Guarantee

You will receive scholarship funding to attend New College if:

All of your required admission materials are on file by April 15, 2015.
• You are admitted to New College for Fall 2015.
• You are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or eligible non-citizen.
• You submit your $200 enrollment deposit no later than May 1, 2015.

All required application materials (including official transcripts, exam scores, and the recommendation) must be received by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on or before the deadline, EST.

Mail postmarked by the appropriate date will meet the deadline so long as the mail is received by 5:00 PM EST, the following business day.

Scholarship funding amounts are tied to residency for tuition purposes. (For example, a student who is a Florida resident for tuition purposes will not be eligible for assignment of the Presidential Scholarship for out-of-state students.) For more info on tuition and residency, please contact your admissions counselor.

Four Winds Awards
The following scholarships are awarded based upon your Institutional Rating.

We award these scholarships by calculating your SAT Critical Reading and Math scores, as well as your grades at the time of admission. (If you took the ACT, use the conversion chart on the left to convert your score).

Use the calculator below to estimate your Institutional Rating and determine the scholarship award amount that may be available to you. All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements, and to availability of funding.

Scholarship Calculator

 Combined SAT score: (must be 1600 or lower)
 High School GPA:
 Estimate Institutional Rating

 

Institutional
Rating
  
Scholarship Package  Scholarship
Amount
95 & Above
Presidential Scholar
$3,500  
($14,000 over four years)

92 to 94Gold Scholar              
$3,000  
($12,000 over four years)

89 to 91Silver Scholar$2,500 
($10,000 over four years)

85 to 88Bronze Scholar$2,000 
($8,000 over four years)

84 & BelowLeadership Award$1,000 
($4,000 over four years)

 

Scholarships for First-Time-In-College National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists with Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes
Each of the following is assigned as a four-year financial aid award; if you qualify, the award assigned to you will supersede any other scholarship that we may offer.  All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements, and to availability of funding.
 
National Merit and National Achievement College-Sponsored Finalists
If you designate New College as your first-choice school according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation procedures and deadlines, and become a college-sponsored finalist, your National Merit or National Achievement Scholar funding ($500) will be supplemented in one of the following ways: 

- If you are a College-Sponsored Finalist and also meet the Florida Incentive Scholarship requirements, you will be awarded a total financial aid package [funded from multiple sources, including your College-Sponsored National Merit or National Achievement funding ($500)] to cover your formal Total Cost of Attendance at New College of Florida:

Florida Incentive Scholarship program funding
College-Sponsored National Merit or National Achievement funding ($500)
Bright Futures Scholarship (if any)
+ Pell Grant (if eligible)
Total Cost of Attendance

- If you are a College-Sponsored Finalist but don’t meet the requirements for the Florida Incentive Scholarship, we will assign you the New College of Florida Excellence Award [funded from multiple sources, including your College-Sponsored National Merit Scholar or National Achievement Scholar funding ($500), to bring your New College of Florida scholarship amount to $4,000 per year]:

College-Sponsored National Merit or National Achievement funding ($500)
+ supplemental funding from New College of Florida
$4,000 New College of Florida Excellence Award

National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Finalists
You will receive the National Merit award designated by your Corporate sponsor.
 
- If you also meet the Florida Incentive Scholarship requirements, you will be awarded a financial aid package (funded from multiple sources, including your National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Finalist funding) designed to cover the formal Total Cost of Attendance at New College of Florida:

Florida Incentive Scholarship program funding
Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Corporate-Sponsored funding
Bright Futures Scholarship (if any)
+ Pell Grant (if eligible)
Total Cost of Attendance

- If you are a Corporate-Sponsored Finalist but don’t meet the requirements for the Florida Incentive Scholarship, we will assign you the New College of Florida Excellence Award (funded from multiple sources, including your National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Finalist funding, to bring your New College of Florida scholarship amount to $4,000 per year):

 Corporate-Sponsored National Merit funding
+Supplemental funding from New College of Florida
$4,000 New College of Florida Excellence Award

National Hispanic Scholars 
New College Excellence Award
Scholarship Value: $4,000 per year ($16,000 over four years)

To receive this award you must be a National Hispanic Scholar recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program.

A New College Excellence Award replaces the Four Winds Award. All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements, and to availability of funding. 

State Science & Engineering Fair Award
Scholarship Value: $2,000 per year

We reserve a total of 10 scholarships for students who — in 11th grade — placed as Finalists in Florida’s Annual State Science & Engineering Fair. To be eligible for this award, a Finalist must be admitted and enroll at New College of Florida in Fall 2015 with the intent to study mathematics or science. If you receive this award, we will add it to your Four Winds or New College Excellence Award.

All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements, and to availability of funding. 

Other Resources and Opportunities 
Need-Based Financial Aid
In addition to an academic scholarship, you could qualify for even more gift assistance if you are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or qualified non-resident alien. Complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after January 1, 2015. Our school code is 039574. For Maximum Aid Eligibility: complete both your admission application file and your FAFSA by February 15, 2015 for priority consideration for need-based funding.

State of Florida Programs
Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance administers a number of grant and scholarship programs, including these:

Bright Futures Scholarship
Florida Incentive Scholarship (for National Merit Finalists and National Achievement Finalists)
Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship
Rosewood Family Scholarship
Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

External Scholarships
For information on private scholarships, click here.

Special Circumstances: information for Veterans, U.S. Service Members, Public Servants, and their families; and out-of-state waivers for students with three years of attendance and graduation from Florida high schools
For details, click here.

 

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-5000
Admissions Fax: (941) 487-5001
Fin Aid Fax: (941) 487-5010
admissions@ncf.edu
ncfinaid@ncf.edu