New College of Florida offers emergency funding options to students in emergency and crisis situations.

New College of Florida offers students in emergency and crisis situations with emergency funding options. When a student decides to apply for funding, the student will first meet with a member of the New College Emergency Fund Committee. After the initial meeting and the student submits their application, the New College Emergency Fund Committee will meet to review and determine the amount of funding, if approved. After the committee meeting, the student will be notified of the decision. Based on the student’s self-disclosed financial crisis, a member of the Student Support Team and/or New College Emergency Fund Committee will guide the student through the process as well as the emergency or crisis situation. Requests for emergency assistance are considered on the basis of what is recognized as an emergency by the committee. As such, the New College Emergency Fund Committee considers each request separately. The fund is sustained by monetary contributions.

All students applying for emergency funding are strongly encouraged to meet with someone from the Emergency Fund Committee, and email them at [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for students applying to the New College Emergency Fund include:
  • Be an actively enrolled New College of Florida student.
  • Be able to demonstrate an urgent financial need (Supporting documentation will be required, if you need assistance with this please contact [email protected]).
  • Appropriate documentation may include, but not limited to, eviction/foreclosure notice, utility cut-off notice, medical bill, etc. and all need to be submitted with application.
  • Students should have exhausted all sources of financial assistance and aid before requesting from Emergency Fund.

Expenses Covered

Emergency Fund: Requests for emergency assistance will be considered on a case by case basis of what is recognized as an emergency, in
the following categories:

  • Food: when the food pantry is not an option because of closure, the student has expended their food allotment, or is in greater need
    (i.e., supporting a family.)
  • Shelter: this includes possible eviction from present housing; in extreme cases, rent assistance on housing when legitimately unable to
    make payment on own; to aid in case of disaster.
  • Utilities: to prevent utilities from being disconnected during an emergency situation. (Phone bills are not considered a utility.)
  • Transportation: to aid in costly repairs only when car is necessary to continue employment; aid not to include car payments, insurance
    premiums, taxes or normal maintenance and repair charges.
  • Deaths: to aid in travel expenses surrounding the death of immediate family (spouse, mother, father, child, legal guardian, mother-inlaw, father-in-law, brother, sister.)
  • Medical: to aid student in a recent medical emergency not reimbursable by insurance or where insurance coverage does not apply.
    Routine preventative health expenses are not eligible.
  • Other: pending approval, must provide explanation.

*These are general guidelines and each request will be reviewed by the Committee.

All Requests

Applicants may be required to submit additional supporting documentation as deemed necessary by the Committee to receive final approval of request. All funds awarded will be disbursed to student account or third party vendor pending committee decision. Receipts may be required from vendor if paid directly to vendor.

General Guidelines

The New College Emergency Fund is not intended to be a means of ongoing regular support. Assistance for emergencies will be limited to once per academic semester. The maximum amount available per student or family unit for the New College Emergency Fund is not to exceed $2500 per degree. Exceptions to these guidelines will be considered by the Committee on a case by case basis.

Application Information

The student should start the application process by filling out the online form in detail according to the type of funding being requested. If you need assistance you can email [email protected].

After the completed application has been received, it will be considered by the New College Emergency Fund Committee. If necessary, the student may be contacted for further information. The New College of Florida Financial Aid office may be contacted to obtain additional financial information concerning the student.

A meeting will be scheduled with an Emergency Fund Committee Member or appropriate designee after the Committee reviews the application. Regardless of whether or not funding is provided, all students will be expected to attend this meeting.

Please note there are no appeals procedures for emergency funds.

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