Grants

Information on federal, state and institutional grants available to New College students.

FEDERAL GRANTS

Pell Grant

Award: Up to $5,920 per academic year. (Academic year 2017-18)

This grant is funded by the federal government. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Education on the basis of information provided on the 2017-18 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 the New College FAFSA submission deadline.

STATE GRANTS

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 2017-18 FAFSA by the priority deadline, November 1, 2016. Continuing students must also meet the Florida Department of Education’s renewal criteria to remain eligible. Award is contingent upon sufficient appropriation of funds by the Florida Legislature and subject to requirements set by the state of Florida.

D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program

Award: Up to $10,000 per academic year

The D.C. 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. D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. 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 Jan. 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 D.C. TAG to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Students must re-apply for the grant each year.

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

New College Grant

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 2017-18 FAFSA by the priority deadline, November 1, 2016.

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.