New College is committed to making your undergraduate education as affordable as possible, and offers generous scholarships to all admitted transfer students in addition to other forms of merit and need-based financial assistance.

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 & 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. Please review this information on Residency Guidelines, further questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at

Guaranteed Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $3,000 per year. Florida students will be awarded this scholarship.


Scholarship Value: $15,000 per year. Out-of-state students will be awarded a $15,000 per year Presidential Scholarship.

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: $1,000 per year. Members of Phi Theta Kappa will be awarded this scholarship. This scholarship may be stacked with either the Transfer Scholar Award, the Presidential Scholarship, the All-Florida Academic Team Award, but not both.

Scholarship Value: $2,000 per year. Florida students who are members of the All-Florida Academic Team will be awarded this scholarship. This scholarship may stack with either the PTK Scholar Award or the Transfer Scholar Award, but not both.

Scholarships Available by Application

Scholarships available by application will be awarded in addition to the guaranteed scholarships described above. A student's total financial package cannot exceed total cost of attendance.

Up to four incoming students 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. Students should express a desire to pursue careers as writers or fields in which writing is a central job component, such as policy work. Directions on how to apply were sent to all applicants and admits. Applications are due March 1, 2022.

The Access Leadership Initiative and the Barancik Scholarship were created in 2020, funded by a grant from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation. It is intended to reduce or eliminate financial barriers that might otherwise prevent a high-potential student with ties to the Manatee/Sarasota area from benefitting 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. Total financial aid package may not exceed the Cost of Attendance. Instructions on how to apply were sent to all applicants and admits. Applications for transfer students are due May 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 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.