Off Campus Study Funding Options

Wondering how your aid will apply when you study off campus? See the Off Campus Study FAQs to learn which types of aid can be used and understand your responsibilities for payment.

Bright Futures Scholarships
Bright Futures scholarships only apply to:

• Programs sponsored by Florida universities
• The National Student Exchange
• Independent tutorials equivalent to one contract

If you're using Bright Futures to pay for off-campus study and have been accepted into a program, the money that ordinarily pays your New College tuition will be refunded directly to you. It is your responsibility to make payment to your program. In order to receive the largest amount of Bright Futures funding for study abroad, you should enroll in 16 credit hours of studies at your host institution. While New College technically does not have credit hours, financial aid is awarded for your regular term based on New College enrollment of an equivalent 16 credit hours. If you enroll in only 12-credit hours elsewhere while on OCS, your Bright Futures will be reduced accordingly (from the dollars associated with16 credit hours to those associated with 12 credit hours). You will need to meet with Financial Aid (after you've chosen a program) to determine how and if your aid will apply.


Start an early search to find grants and awards to help fund your studies. Your chances of receiving a New College-funded award are enhanced if the study abroad is directly related to your thesis or research.

• New College Foundation and Alumnae/i Association student research/travel grants
• New College Student Alliance, Council of Academic Affairs grants
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
• New College Office of Research Programs - Registration for this scholarship database is time consuming - but worth the effort. - Searchable database for study abroad funding – grants, scholarships, fellowships and internships that allows you to search by where you’re going, your field of study, and other factors.

Financial Aid
When you choose your program, schedule a meeting with financial aid staff who can tell you which portions of your aid will apply to your program.

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