Grants

Below you will find information on the types of grants available to students.

FEDERAL GRANTS

Pell Grant
Award: Up to $5,730 per academic year

This grant is funded by the federal government. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Education on the basis of information provided on the 2014-15 FAFSA.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Award: Amounts range from $200 - $2,000 per academic year
(depends on the availability of federal funding)

This grant is funded by the federal government. Priority consideration is given to students with exceptional financial need who are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant and who have met New College FAFSA submission deadline.

STATE GRANTS

DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program
Award: Up to $10,000 per academic year

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) is a grant that allows you to attend any public institution in the nation as if you're a resident of the school's state. DC Tag pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition up to $10,000 a year. With a maximum of 5 award years, this can amount to a lifetime of $50,000.

Eligibility requirements include: being a DC resident and having lived in the District of Columbia for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of their freshman year of college, having graduated from high school or received a G.E.D. on or after January 1, 1998 and having begun freshman year of college within three years of graduating.

Students should submit a copy of their eligibility determination letter from DC TAG to the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid.

Students must re-apply for the grant each year.

Florida Student Assistance Grant
Award: Up to $1,300 per academic year

FSAG is a state funded grant program for Florida residents. Residency is determined by the Admissions Office for entering students and the Registrar's Office for continuing students. FSAG is awarded to students based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to students who complete their 2014/2015 FAFSA by the priority deadline, March 1, 2014. Continuing students must meet the FL Department of Education’s renewal criteria to remain eligible. Award is contingent upon sufficient appropriation of funds by the Florida legislature.

INSTITUTIONAL GRANT

New College Grant

Award: Up to $15,000 per academic year

The New College Grant is an institutionally funded grant program. It is awarded to students based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to students who complete their FAFSA by the priority deadline, March 1, 2014.

New College Textbook Grant
The New College Textbook Grant provides supplemental funding for students who need additional financial assistance with the cost of textbooks. If you find that you are unable to afford this expense, please set an appointment to meet with a financial aid coordinator as quickly as possible.

We will consider awarding this grant to you if you meet each of these conditions:

• You have filed the FAFSA.
• You have financial need—that is, if the amount of the Expected Family Contribution from your Student Aid Report is less than your Cost of Attendance or Budget.
•  Your total aid package (including any grant, scholarship, and loan) is less than your total cost for the following: tuition and fees, room, board, and $800 for books and supplies.
• You have not already qualified for the maximum amount of Book Advance ($600).

New College Thesis Binding Grant
The New College Thesis Binding Grant provides supplemental funding for students who need additional financial assistance with the cost of binding their theses. If you find that you are unable to afford this expense, please set an appointment to meet with a financial aid staff member as quickly as possible.

We will consider awarding this grant to you, if you meet each of these conditions:

• You have filed the FAFSA.
• You have financial need—that is, if the amount of the Expected Family Contribution from your Student Aid Report is less than your Cost of Attendance or Budget.
• Your total aid package (including any grant, scholarship, and loan) is less than your total cost for the following: tuition and fees, room, board, and $75 for thesis binding.

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