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Total Tuition Cost: 15 months (10 terms)

A Coker Advantage Fee of $22 will be charged each term.

Direct Loan Stafford Unsubsidized Loan

The FAFSA must be completed in order to receive a federal loan. No credit checks are required for these loans, and interest rates are low. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, not be in loan default, and not owe a refund on educational grants.

Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year to help pay for educational expenses. Unsubsidized loans for graduate students that are disbursed on or after July 1, 2014 and through June 30, 2015 will have an interest rate of 6.21% with an interest rate cap of 9.50%. There is an 1.069% loan origination fee required by federal law.

New recipients are required to complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note prior to the certification and disbursement of any federal loan. Online counseling is available at The recipient can complete the promissory note at We must have confirmation that you have completed the loan entrance and promissory note prior to certifying Stafford loans.

PLUS Loans

The PLUS Program is designed to help credit-worthy graduate students pay educational expenses up to the cost of attendance minus all other financial assistance. There is a 4.276% loan origination fee required by federal law. To determine if you are eligible for a PLUS loan and for more information please refer to the following website:

PLUS loans have variable interest rates capped at 7.90%. Repayment begins 60 days after the funds are fully disbursed. The FAFSA is required. If the FAFSA has been filed, the maximum amount allowable for an approved PLUS loan can be determined by contacting your financial aid counselor. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Coker College will send a permission to certify letter to the student after receiving notification that the PLUS credit decision was approved. When the College receives the completed permission to certify letter from the student, the loan will be certified. It will be the responsibility for the student to complete all promissory notes, self-certification forms, etc. with the lender.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are used to pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, supplies, and transportation related to educational expenses. Alternative loans cannot exceed a student’s maximum allowable cost of attendance minus all financial assistance as designated by the financial aid office. The interest rate is variable based on prime rate, adjusted quarterly, throughout the life of the loan. Unpaid interest that accrues while the student is in school will be capitalized and added to the principal when the student enters repayment.

The FAFSA is not required. If the FAFSA has been filed, the maximum amount allowable for an approved alternative loan can be determined by contacting your financial aid counselor. Dependent students will require a viable co-signer. Some independent students may require a viable co-signer.

Student Loan Interest Rates

Effective for loans disbursed between July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018



Unsubsidized Student Loan
(also rate during repayment)

 6.00% fixed

(also rate during repayment and deferment)

 7.00% fixed

For more information about Financial Aid, please visit the FAFSA website: