Waivers and Exemptions

There are special circumstances that may qualify you for a tuition exemption or waiver

Waivers and Exemptions

GRANDPARENT WAIVER for OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS
Award Value: $83,000 over 4 years
This waiver is considered for out-of-state students with an SAT of 1330 or ACT of 29, with grandparents who meet the Florida resident documentation requirements. 

The number of waivers available is limited and eligible recipients will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards are renewable until graduation with continuous full-time enrollment.

The waiver amount is only applied toward tuition and does not include other fees, nor does it apply toward study-abroad programs.  A student with a statutory waiver of out-of-state fees may be considered for additional institutional funding, unless total cost of attendance would be exceeded.

The total amount of this award is a 100% reduction (waiver) of the out-of-state portion of tuition, valued at approximately $609 per semester hour (approximately $21,924 per year, based on 36 semester hours billed for the academic year).

In addition to an offer of admission, consideration for the Grandparent Waiver requires this form accompanied by residency documentation:

This form is accessed by clicking the above referenced link. It takes you through the studentportal so you’ll need a New College account established. (Instructions for MyNCF App Gateway set up are sent upon admission – find your NetID and initial password in ‘Creation of your NCF account PART 1 & 2’ emails.)

Please contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@ncf.edu or 941-487-5000 for additional questions about this waiver.

OUT-OF-STATE WAIVER 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 three 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 percent of your required hours to degree

There are additional circumstances that may qualify you for a tuition exemption or waiver. Click here for the Waiver and Exemption form which has a complete list of other waivers available.