Summer 2019 Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid Eligibility

The amount and type of summer financial aid students are eligible to receive will depend on:

  • Having a valid 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
  • Summer enrollment hours
    • Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 6.0 credit hours for summer to be considered enrolled at half-time status
  • Students must have a completed financial aid file (all documents needed to process financial aid must be turned in to the Office of Student Financial Planning)
  • Student must meet ALL financial aid eligibility requirements
  • Student must have financial need
  • Student must have Pell Grant and/or loan eligibility
  • Continuing students (attended fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters) must have completed at least 24 hours and be making Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress to be evaluated for possible summer Pell Grant funding

Summer Financial Aid Disbursements

Financial aid disbursements will begin after rosters have been finalized by the Office of Academic Records, after roster verification has been completed for the term the student is enrolled.  The timing of disbursements is contingent upon enrollment and confirmation of academic activity. 

Students whose half-time enrollment includes the 2019/IN May Interim and/or 2019/SS Summer Term courses should be aware that summer financial aid will not disburse until after these sessions have begun and students have successfully completed their academic activities for that/those sessions.  Students enrolled in the 2019/IN and/or 2019/SS and enrolled in the 2019/E5 term will have funds posted after rosters have been finalized by the Office of Academic Records for the 2019/E5 term.

Summer Financial Aid Application Process

Students anticipating financial aid funding for the summer term are required to have a completed 2018-2019 FAFSA with a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Federal School Code (003427) listed.  The last day to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA is May 13, 2019.  

Click here for the Summer Financial Aid Application

Summer 2019 Incoming Freshmen and Incoming Transfer Students Only

Freshman with a valid admission application on file and have met all of the above financial aid application and eligibility requirements, can anticipate receiving a financial aid award notification via email in May.  An email notification will be sent to students’ Coker email account to log onto Self Service to view summer financial aid awards.

All Continuing Students

Students who have met all of the above requirements and are enrolled at least half-time (6.0 credit hours), will complete a “Summer 2019 Financial Aid Application” (the application is due April 3, 2019) and submit the application to their Student Financial Planning Counselor.  When the Student Financial Planning Counselor has reviewed the student’s account for financial aid eligibility, and if the student has financial aid eligibility, then the counselor will package the student for summer funds.  The student will then receive an email notification that they have been awarded and the student can view their summer aid through their Self Service account.

Summer Cost

The cost of attendance (COA) includes expenses that a student can anticipate incurring as a student, such as tuition, room and board, books, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal expenses. Because the summer term is a shorter semester, the costs reflected in the COA will be a smaller version of the costs reflected for the fall and spring semesters or terms.

Traditional day students taking classes during the summer term that are registered for at least 3 credit hours will receive free housing!

Summer Term

Starting May 13 or June 3 (Based on ½ Time = 6 Credit Hours) [ = credit hour]

Tuition $222 per credit hour

6 credit hours = $1,332

Books $300
Total Costs $1,632


Hartsville Campus, Online, and Satellite Campus Students – Cost of Attendance 2019/E5 Summer Term

Starting May 20 (Based on ½ Time = 6 – 8 Hours) [ = credit hour]

Tuition $375 per = $2,250

Books $300
Total Costs $2,550


Types of Summer Financial Aid

Pell Grant:  Students who did not receive their full Pell Grant in the fall or spring semesters, may be eligible for the remaining Pell for the summer term. Additionally, Pell Grant eligible students who received full Pell during the fall and spring semesters that enroll in at least 6 credit hours in the summer will be considered for Pell Eligibility.

Federal Stafford Loans: Along with meeting all other financial aid eligibility requirements, students must be enrolled at least half-time in order to receive Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Annual loan limits are determined by class standing and dependency status.

Transfer students should be aware that the amount of loans received at a previous institution may affect eligibility to receive loans at Coker. Students who received Federal Direct Stafford Loans during this academic year at another institution should make sure that the remainder of that loan is cancelled before applying for a loan at Coker.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan:  Parents of dependent undergraduate students can borrow a Parent PLUS Loan to assist with covering their students’ educational expenses. Students must meet all financial aid eligibility requirements and be enrolled at least half-time. Parents must apply for the Parent PLUS Loan prior to April 18, 2019.