Financial aid

Here are the resources necessary to answer your questions and guide you through all phases of the financial aid process.

NINETY PERCENT OF STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

At New College, we are proud of the fact that 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance. Several prestigious publications have recognized our combined strength of academic quality and low cost, including The Princeton Review, which has twice (2015-2016) named New College the No. 1 “best value.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance also has ranked New College among the “Top 5 Best Values” (2016) in public higher education.

We’re affordable

New College has a competitive program guaranteeing scholarship funding to virtually all admitted freshmen who apply for the fall class by our priority deadline.

New College offers Ivy League quality at an affordable cost

Parents work hard to save for their children’s education. We know that higher education is a major investment.

The good news is that at New College, we have a very competitive guaranteed freshman scholarship program – guaranteeing scholarship funding to virtually all admitted freshmen who apply for the fall class by our priority deadline. We offer an ambitious array of both merit and need-based scholarships and grants. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Year after year, New College makes the list as a top “best value” school. The Princeton Review and USA Today named New College No. 2 in their 2014 list of “Best Value Public Colleges.” Forbes gave New College the No. 12 spot on its “Best Value Colleges for 2014,” and Washington Monthly ranked New College No. 8 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges and No. 1 among public liberal arts colleges for 2013.

Today, well over half of graduating college students has loans to repay. New College’s student debt numbers rank favorably nationally and statewide. In fact, New College students leave with less indebtedness than any of the Florida state universities.

According to a recent study by the Institute for College Access and Success, the average debt of a New College graduate was $16,640. The average debt for all public schools in Florida was $20,554 and nationwide, $24,443.

Our financial aid team plays an active role in making a New College education affordable. Please get in touch with us at 941-487-5000 or email ncfinaid@ncf.edu.

If you would like help with suggestions for affordable methods of financing, searching for scholarships, making side-by-side comparisons with other schools, or providing your child with advice about staying within their financial aid budget. We’re here to help!

Basic Financial Aid Information

We provide information and resources for learning about the wide range of need-based and non-need-based aid options available, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, terms and conditions, criteria for selection and determining award amounts, and how and when aid is disbursed.

If you receive Title IV HEA financial aid, it’s especially important to know your rights and responsibilities, how to maintain your eligibility, and how to make sure you fulfill your role as a responsible aid recipient.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA sets limits on the disclosure of personally identifiable information from school records, and defines rights of the student to review the records and request a change to the records.

Contact Information

Staff of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides assistance to prospective and enrolled students in obtaining financial aid information, during regular business hours ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday – Friday with the exclusion of major holidays and collegewide breaks).

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Robertson Hall
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 487-5000
ncfinaid@ncf.edu