Tuition and Fees

Tuition and associated fees are updated each year on the College website at www.ncf.edu/tuition.

For costs attached to enrollment in specific educational activities, consult the section titled “Material and Supply Fees, Including Laboratory Fees.”

Non -Resident fees are charged on the basis of the student’s residency classification for tuition purposes.

The Differential  Tuition Fee will be waived for students with Florida Prepaid College Plan tuition contracts [pursuant  to s. 1009.98(2)(b)]  which were in effect on July 1, 2007, and which remain in effect; and any student who was in attendance  at New College of Florida before July 1, 2007, and who maintains continuous enrollment.

All students, as a part of their tuition and fees, pay Activity and Service (A & S) fees.  These fees are governed by the New College Student Alliance (student government), subject to approval by the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, and used only for student-related services and activities. A & S fees cover costs of operation and maintenance of Hamilton Center, the swimming pool, the Fitness Center, and other recreational facilities, plus programs, publications, theatrical events, student clubs and organizations, and other activities sponsored by the student government.

Access to a health and accident insurance plan with a private insurance underwriter is available to students who have paid the health fee (and to their dependents—the spouse and unmarried children under age 19).  A current description of rates, enrollment procedures, and benefits is available at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Housing and Meal Fees

Housing rental rates, housing use fees, and food service plan rates are updated each year on the College website at www.ncf.edu/tuition. Consult the Office of Residential Life and Food Service for details on housing options and food service plans.

Students may make optional additions of $50 (plus sales tax) increments to the food plan.

Students who register for fall semester, plan an off-campus ISP, and plan to return for spring semester, are required to pay the entire fee for fall semester plus the ISP. However, students not returning after the fall semester may request a partial refund of fall housing fees.

Special Fees, Fines, and Penalties

For the 2013-2014 Academic Year, please take note of these special processing fees:

  • Late Registration Fee
  • Late Contract Fee
  • Late Payment Fee for non-deferred registration fees unpaid at the end of the first week of classes (Friday). 
  • Late Payment Fee and Returned Check Charge will both be assessed if a check is returned by the bank.

Collection Costs

In the event the student becomes delinquent or defaults in paying charges due to the college, the student will be liable for collection costs and any other costs incurred by the college in an effort to collect monies due from the student.

 For information on these, other fines, penalties, and use fees, please go to www.ncf.edu/tuition .

Excess Hour Surcharge

This provision is effective for all Florida State University System undergraduates who entered a postsecondary undergraduate program at any Florida public institution of higher education for the first time in fall 2009 or thereafter. (See Florida Statute 1009.286 and amendment via 2011 Florida Senate Bill 2150.)

Florida state government encourages students in Florida’s public colleges and universities to plan for graduating in a timely manner.  Florida’s Excess Hour Surcharge raises the cost to attend college once you exceed a certain percentage of your graduation requirements. 

Does the Excess Hour Surcharge apply to me? The surcharge applies only to students who entered New College or any other Florida public college (any of the schools in the State University System of Florida or Florida College System/Florida public community colleges) as a first-time-in-college student in fall 2009 or thereafter. 

How does the year affect the amount of the Excess Hour Surcharge? As Florida state government continues to make timely graduation a higher priority, it has set stricter requirements.  If you’re subject to the Surcharge, the amount of it and when it will apply depends on when you entered as a first-time-in-college student at any of Florida’s public colleges:

First-time-in-college entry (at any Florida public college, including NCF)

Point at which the surcharge applies

Amount of the surcharge

Prior to Fall 2009

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Fall 2009 – Summer 2011

Any amount above 120% of the program

50% of the matriculation fee

Fall 2011 – Summer 2012

Any amount above 115% of the program

100% of the matriculation fee

Fall 2012 and thereafter

Note: any future change to excess hour surcharge rules will be applied to students in this group who leave and return after withdrawal or dismissal.

Any amount above 110% of the program

100% of the matriculation fee


The 100% point of New College’s program is based on minimum billable graduation requirements: 7 semester contracts (billed at 16 credit hour equivalents per contract) and 3 ISPs (billed at 4 credit hour equivalents per ISP) for a total of 124 billable credit hour equivalents.

Statutory exemptions are provided, e.g. for dual enrollment as an acceleration mechanism, enrollment while on active military duty, withdrawal for reasons of medical or personal hardship, or additional enrollment required to complete a double Area of Concentration. Students are responsible for applying to the Office of the Registrar for any exemptions once enrolled. Please address any questions about the excess hour surcharge to the Office of the Registrar at 941-487-4230 or records@ncf.edu.

Cancelation of Registration for Nonpayment of Fees

All fees are due and payable by 5:00 p.m. on the last day (Friday) of the first week of classes. Students who have not paid their fees in full by that deadline may have their registration canceled for that semester. Cancelation of a student's registration means that the student is no longer enrolled.

A student may request reinstatement only during the two weeks following the cancelation deadline, and all fees must be paid at the time of the request.

Partial Refund of Fall Housing Fees

Students who register for fall semester, plan an off-campus ISP, and plan to return for spring semester, are required to pay the entire fee for fall semester plus the ISP.  However, students not returning after the fall semester may request a partial refund of fall housing fees.

Health and Accident Insurance

A health and accident insurance plan with a private insurance underwriter is available to students who have paid their health fee (and to their dependents, spouses and unmarried children under age 19). A current description of rates, enrollment procedures, and benefits is available at the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Withdrawal and Tuition Refunds

Officially requested refunds will be made for appropriately documented withdrawals according to the following schedule:

Date of Withdrawal

Eligibility

Limitations  of Allowable  Refund

1st week of classes
(Monday – Friday)

None

100% of tuition and fees

2nd through 4th week of classes

None

25% of tuition and fees
(not including late registration, late payment and capital improvement fees)

You may withdraw from New College prior to graduation by completing a Withdrawal Request form (available on the Registrar’s portal page), and obtaining the required signatures.

If withdrawing after the end of the semester, the official date of withdrawal will be the last day of classes of the semester. If withdrawing during the semester, the official date of withdrawal will be whichever of the following is earliest:

• the earliest date recorded on your Withdrawal Request form received by the Office of the Registrar
• the date that you provided notification to the Office of the Registrar of your intent to withdraw
• the last date of academically related activity that we document (if we determine that you stopped attending classes and tutorials prior to any of the dates above)

Financial aid and scholarship recipients, please note: If you withdraw, you may be responsible for repaying all or part of your aid. You may be liable for repaying a greater portion of your aid if you stop attending classes and tutorials prior to official withdrawal; in addition, if you hold a student loan, the start date of your repayment grace period may be backdated to the time you stop attending classes and tutorials.

*To be eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees charged, you must withdraw prior to, or during, the first week of classes of a given semester. However, in accordance with Florida Statute 1009.24(14)(g), students who had been scheduled to enroll for their first semester at New College will forfeit the $200 admission deposit received by the College that may have been applied toward their tuition and fees, if they otherwise meet this 100% refund requirement.

Students who withdraw during the 2nd to 4th week of classes can receive a 25% refund of tuition and fees, minus any late registration, late payment and capital improvement fees.  Students who have prepaid for an ISP may be eligible for refund of the payment if they withdraw by the end of the semester preceding the ISP period for which the ISP was paid; however, Bright Futures funds (if any) must be repaid).

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201
provost@ncf.edu