Veterans, U.S. Service Members, and Their Families

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

Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers many programs, including the Veterans GI Bill. Questions or concerns regarding VA educational benefits may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at records@ncf.edu.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
If you are a Florida resident for tuition purposes, and your parent or guardian is on active military duty or serving on public service assignment outside the State of Florida, you may be eligible for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. For additional eligibility details, and instructions for applying, click here.

If you’ve already earned a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and enlisted in the US Armed Forces right out of high school, contact the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance to learn about requirements for activating your Scholarship (OSFA@fldoe.org or 888-827-2004)

Florida National Guard
If you are an active member of the Florida National Guard, you may be eligible for a full or partial exemption of your tuition and fees through either Education Dollars for Duty (EDD) or the State Tuition Exemption Program (STEP).

For details and instructions on applying, please contact your unit commander.

Purple Heart or Another Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence
If you are a Florida resident for tuition purposes, and you have earned a Purple Heart (or another combat decoration superior in precedence), you may qualify for a waiver of tuition according to Florida Statute.

Recipient of Purple Heart or Superior Combat Decoration - FS 1009.26(9)
A state university or community college shall waive undergraduate tuition for each recipient of a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence who:
(a) Is enrolled as a full-time, part-time, or summer-school student in an undergraduate program that terminates in a degree or certificate;
(b) Is currently, and was at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence, a resident of this state; and
(c) Submits to the state university or the community college the DD-214 form issued at the time of separation from service as documentation that the student has received a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence.

Such a waiver for a Purple Heart recipient or recipient of another combat decoration superior in precedence shall be applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled. Please contact your admissions counselor to inquire.


Guaranteed Scholarships for New Students

Deadlines

Spring 2015 Class (Transfer Admission Only)
Al application materials due for scholarship eligibility: December 1, 2014
Deadline to accept admission offer: December 15, 2014

Fall 2015 Class (Freshman and Transfer Admission)
Al application materials due for scholarship eligibility: April 15, 2015
Deadline to accept admission offer: May 1, 2015

Our Scholarship Guarantee

You will receive scholarship funding to attend New College if:
• All of your required admission materials are on file by the posted deadline.
• You are admitted to New College for that class.
• You are a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident Alien, or eligible non-citizen.
• You submit your $200 enrollment deposit by the posted deadline.

Scholarships for Out-of-State Students with Out-of-State Tuition Waivers
If you meet the Guaranteed Scholarship criteria above, and are approved for one of the out-of-state tuition waivers below, you will be assigned $500 per year in institutional scholarship funding. This scholarship replaces all other institutional scholarship programs.

Out-of-State Waivers for Honorably Discharged Veterans
The College will waive out-of-state fees for an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically resides in this state while enrolled in the institution. Tuition and fees charged to a veteran who qualifies for the out-of-state fee waiver under this subsection may not exceed the tuition and fees charged to a resident student. The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.

A student entering New College with this waiver will be assigned $500 per year in institutional scholarship so long as these criteria are met:

Out-of-State Waivers for Students with Three Years of Attendance and Graduation from a Florida High School - FS 1009.26(12a)
If you are a student who does not qualify for Florida residency for tuition purposes, but you are graduating from a Florida high school, you might be eligible for an out-of-state tuition waiver to reduce your tuition and fees to Florida rates.

If you have attended a Florida high school for at least 3 consecutive years immediately before graduating from a Florida high school, you must apply for enrollment within 24 months after high school graduation, and submit an official Florida high school transcript as evidence of attendance and graduation. Please note that you cannot be eligible for Florida grant and scholarship programs with this status. Through this waiver, you retain out-of-state residency and are charged Florida resident rates for tuition and fees for up to 110% of your required hours to degree.

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