Financial Aid Programs

New College of Florida’s financial aid program sources include federal, state, and institutional funding. Financial aid may be provided in the form of scholarships, loans, and/or employment opportunities.

Limited state financial assistance for Florida residents may be available. Students who are US Citizens or eligible non-citizens may be eligible to apply for funding through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, for Direct Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS Loans. Full-time study for graduate degree-seeking students is defined as at least 9 semester hours; exit counseling for Direct Loans is required at the end of the third semester, since loan funding is not available for the fourth semester of paid internships. (Students who may need more time to repay student loans should inquire with their loan servicers.)

For federal financial aid:

  • Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • To apply to receive loan funding for the 2023-2024 academic year, use the 2023-2024 FAFSA.
  • We recommend that you use the Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA, to bring your tax numbers into your aid application directly from the IRS.

Here are links for researching financial aid resources for graduate degree students:

Federal Student Aid
Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Degree Students
Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance