Life after college should be focused on moving forward, not being held back by the burden of debt. New College offers guaranteed scholarships to incoming first-time-in-college students. Read below for guaranteed scholarships for in-state and out-of-state students, and additional scholarships available by application.

We offer scholarship funding to nearly 100% of our incoming students who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident aliens, or eligible non-citizens. For all but a few scholarships, the admission application serves as the scholarship application. If a student qualifies for more than one scholarship, we will assign the best option (unless the scholarship indicates it may “stack”). All scholarships are subject to renewal requirements and to availability of funding. Institutional funding is not available to students who already hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

Scholarships and Residency

Scholarship funding amounts are tied to residency for tuition purposes. (For example, a student who is a Florida resident for tuition purposes will not be eligible for assignment of the Presidential Scholarship for out-of-state students.) Read below for guaranteed scholarships for in-state and out-of-state students. Please review this information on Residency Guidelines, further questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at admissions@ncf.edu.

If a student qualifies for multiple awards, we will chose them for the best value award unless an award specifies a combination is possible.

Guaranteed Scholarships for In-State First-Year Students

Find guaranteed scholarships for out-of-state students in the next section.

The following scholarships are awarded by New College based upon the GPA we calculate for you at the time of admission:

4.0 and Above – $3,000 per year ($12,000 over four years)

3.6 – 3.99 –  $2000 per year ($8000 over four years)

Below 3.6 – $1000 per year ($4000 over four years)

Scholarship Value: Full coverage of tuition and fees, books and supplies, and on-campus shared room and board.

This scholarship will be funded through gift aid from all sources (Pell plus any other grants, scholarships, waiver).

Scholarship Value: $6000/yr ($24,000 over 4 yrs)

Be sure to send your final official transcript verifying graduation and Top Ten % placement in your high school class.

Scholarship Value: up to $7000/yr for up to 3 years ($21,000 over 3 yrs).

This scholarship is for graduates of the State College of Florida Collegiate School who concurrently earn an AA from State College of Florida, with at least an SCF college GPA of 3.0 and Florida SUS minimum cut scores for college readiness. This scholarship will be awarded for up to three years, or until the SCFCS student completes their first bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. If the student lives on campus, up to an additional $1000 towards meal plan costs will be provided. Awarded over and above other gift aid (such as Pell and Bright Futures), as long as the total cost of attendance is not exceeded. 

Scholarship Value: $6000/yr ($24,000 over 4 yrs).

This scholarship is designated for National Merit semifinalists recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This scholarship does not require advancement to the finalist level. 

Funded by multiple sources, this scholarship covers a full cost of attendance budget. Please register New College as your first choice institution according to rules set by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Benacquisto Scholarship 

Scholarship Value: approximately $87,000 over 4 yrs

Important:

  1. Send us a copy of your National Merit Finalist Certificate to assist us in identifying you as a possible candidate for this Scholarship Program.
  2. If you qualify for this program, it will supersede all other New College of Florida scholarship offers.

This program is administered by the state of Florida. For eligibility requirements, please click here.

National Merit finalists who do not meet the state of Florida requirements for the Benacquisto scholarship (do not graduate from a Florida high school) are eligible for a $6000/yr award from New College.

Scholarship Value: $6,000 per year ($24,000 over 4 years).

To receive this award you must be a National Hispanic Scholar recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program. 

Value: $2,000 per year ($8,000 over four years)

We reserve a total of 10 scholarships for students who — in 11th grade — placed as Finalists in Florida’s Annual State Science and Engineering Fair. To be eligible for this award, a Finalist must be admitted and enroll at New College of Florida in Fall 2022 with the intent to study mathematics or science.

If you receive this award, we will add it to your Four Winds or New College Excellence Award.

We reserve four full four-year scholarships (tuition, room, and board): two for first-place team members of the statewide competition in mathematics and two for first-place team members in history and culture. Students interested in the fall 2022 semester must complete an admissions application by July 1, 2022, be admitted to the College, and enroll.

This scholarship supersedes all other scholarship funding from New College. 

Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance administers a number of grant and scholarship programs, including these:

Scholarships for Out-of-State First-Year Students

Scholarship Value: $15,000 ($60,000 over four years).

Full coverage of tuition and fees, books and supplies, and on-campus shared room and board.

This scholarship will be funded through gift aid from all sources (Pell plus any other grant, scholarship, or waiver.)

Scholarship Value: $20,000/yr ($80,000 over 4 years)

Be sure to send your final official transcript verifying graduation and your top 10% rank in your high school. 

Scholarship Value: $20,000/yr ($80,000 over 4 years)

This scholarship is designated for National Merit Semifinalists, recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This scholarship does not require advancing to the Finalist level. 

Scholarship Value: Approximately $83,000 over 4 years

This scholarship covers the difference between out-of-state and in-state tuition, and may be funded from multiple sources. It requires you register New College of Florida as your first-choice institution according to rules set by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Scholarship Value: $20,000 ($80,000 over four years)

This scholarship is designated for students recognized by the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program. Please submit a copy of your certificate or notification letter. 

This waiver is considered for out-of-state students with an SAT of 1330 or ACT of 29 or higher, 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-serve 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 with additional questions about this waiver.

Scholarships Available by Application

Scholarships available by application are stackable with our guaranteed scholarships, up to Cost of Attendance. Directions on how to apply are sent to all applicants and admitted students.

Up to four students from the incoming Fall 2022 class will receive a one-time, non-renewable $2,000 scholarship during their first year of study at New College. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and involvement in writing through coursework in the subject, work on a publication for a public audience, and/or personally driven writing activities. Applicants should express a desire to pursue careers as writers or fields in which writing is a central job component, such as policy work.

Open to first-time in college students and incoming transfer students. Priority deadline is February 1, 2022 but applications will remain open until March 1, 2022.

Up to 10 students in the Fall 2022 class will receive scholarships with a total value of up to $25,000 over four years. Awards will be $2500 in year one with renewal and funding increases contingent upon completion of a required leadership program developed by the Division of Student Affairs and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Applicants should demonstrate interest and involvement in leadership development throughout high school.

Open to first-time in college students. The priority deadline is February 1, 2022 but applications will remain open until March 1, 2022.

One outstanding student in the Fall 2022 class will receive a scholarship valued at up to $40,000 over four years. Award in year one will be $10,000 with renewal contingent upon meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. Applicants should demonstrate interest and involvement in STEM-related fields and activities throughout high school.

Open to first-time in college students. Applications are due February 1, 2022.

This scholarship is available to students with ties to Sarasota and/or Manatee counties. Students can be incoming first year in college or incoming transfer students.

Created in 2020, and funded by a grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, this scholarship is intended to reduce or eliminate financial barriers that might otherwise prevent a high-potential student with ties to the Sarasota/Manatee area from benefiting from the exceptional preparation for future success and leadership that a New College education can provide. Scholarship amounts: up to $7500 for students residing on campus, up to $2500 for students residing off-campus. Amounts for scholarship funding may vary each year, according to other gift aid in the student financial aid package, and annual eligibility for need-based gift aid as determined by the FAFSA.

The total financial aid package may not exceed the Cost of Attendance. The priority deadline is February 1, 2022 but the application will stay open until March 1, 2022.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5000 (one-time award for fall of 2022)

This scholarship will be assigned to a veteran with financial need, who has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Military. The scholarship candidate must complete the FAFSA and submit a short biography, military history, and a short narrative about their studies and goals, to be published in the SMOF monthly e-newsletter, The Breeze. 

Please contact the Financial Aid office at ncfinaid@ncf.edu or 941-487-5000 for more information on this scholarship opportunity.

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Tuition & Fees

Because New College is a public college, our in-state tuition and fees are significantly lower than those of private colleges. Along with Guaranteed Scholarships, you’ll receive an exceptional education at a state university value.

Financial Aid

Learn more about applying for need-based federal financial aid and other funding resources for students.