Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

Of all the things you’ve ever bought, what do you really value and treasure the most? Whatever the price tag was, it’s worth a lot more to you than what you spent, isn’t it? A college degree is one of the most expensive — and valuable — investments you will make in your entire life. 

You probably have questions and concerns about how to pay for your degree. We want to hear from you! We really can help put your mind at ease, show you what your options are, and work with you to create a plan for making your dream come true. The resources on this page will help you get basic answers to common questions, but our Financial Aid staff is here for you so you can get all your concerns addressed.

95% OF Coker University STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID TO HELP PAY FOR THEIR DEGREE

There is a lot of money available for students that need help paying for school.


The average amount of institutional scholarship aid* awarded last year for Coker students was

$17,459!

*Does not include federal, state, or need-based aid


There are specific resources and information available for you, depending on what kind of student you are:

Undergraduate

If you’re interested in an undergraduate degree through our on-campus programs, we’ve collected special financial aid information and options, as well as tuition rates for the current school year.

First-Time Student (On-Campus) Tuition & FeesOnline/Evening/Bridge Program Tuition & Fees
OVER $10 MILLION DOLLARS
$10,000,000

For Coker Students

Coker University has awarded 10 million dollars in scholarships because we know that the financial considerations of earning a college degree are a top priority for many students.  Our staff, alumni, and generous donors work hard to find money for our students to make their education as affordable as possible. Scholarships are awards given to students to help cover the cost of their tuition and college expenses. These are not loans—they are money given by individuals and groups to help future students like you afford the education you deserve. There are two kinds of scholarships available for you to apply for, institutional and merit-based.

Institutional Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded annually and require students to fill out applications for consideration. They include:

  • The Coker Business Fellow Scholarship

    This is a full-ride, four-year scholarship awarded to a business major committed to entrepreneurial and business ventures.
  • The Coker Engagement Scholarship

    This is given to students striving to become leaders on campus and better the Coker community. It amounts to $14,000 in financial aid over four years.
View More Institutional Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships

After applying to Coker University, students who are accepted may receive merit-based scholarships. These don’t require an additional application. Some are strictly merit-based, and others are also need-based. They include:

  • Trustee’s Scholarship

    Given for SAT and ACT scores along with a student’s cumulative high school GPA, this scholarship can total up to $60,000 over four years at Coker University.
  • Transfer Scholarship

    Based on previous GPA, this scholarship is given to transfer students and can total up to $40,000 over four years at Coker University.
View More Merit-Based Scholarships

Federal Student Loans You Can Take Advantage of at Coker University


Federal student loan opportunities give you the opportunity to finance part of your education at low interest rates. These loans are called Stafford loans, and there are two types.

Stafford Subsidized Loans

do not accrue interest you will be responsible for paying while you are attending college. Freshmen are eligible for up to $3,500 per year; sophomores are eligible for up to $4,500 per year; and juniors and seniors are eligible for up to $5,500 per year.

Stafford Unsubsidized Loans

will accrue interest while you are attending college at a low interest rate. Independent students who are in their first or sophomore year of college are eligible for up to $4,000 during the regular academic year, while juniors and seniors are eligible for $5,000. An additional $2,000 may be available for the summer term.

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Getting Financial Aid & Calculating Your College Costs


We are serious about helping our students pay for their education, and trying to help you graduate with little to no debt if at all possible. Your education really is an invaluable investment, but we want you to get the best value for your money. You can read more about the particular kinds of aid available, find FAFSA information, application deadlines, and more, but don’t forget our Financial Aid office staff are here to help you, every step of the way.

Financial Aid FAQs: What’s On Your Mind? 

Every prospective student has questions about financial aid, so we’ve decided to answer a few of the most common ones here. 

Your tuition and expenses will depend on what type of degree you’re pursuing and what year you are in your studies. What you end up paying or potentially taking out in student loans will depend on all of those things, as well as how much you’re awarded in scholarships and grants. Our Net Price Calculator can give you some idea of an estimate for the total cost to attend Coker, but to get detailed information for your particular circumstances, the best thing to do is get in touch with one of our financial aid counselors.

Yes! Everyone is eligible to apply for aid at Coker University, and 95% of Coker undergraduate students qualify for some form of financial assistance. One of the first steps in the process is filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

No. You will need to be accepted as a degree-seeking student before we can award you any financial aid. One of our financial aid counselors will be happy to give you helpful insights into the financial aid process based on your individual situation. Send us an email or call today (800) 950-1908!

The FAFSA is the most important tool used to award aid. The Office of Student Financial Services will use the FAFSA to award federal and state aid for which you are eligible. However, there are other independent sources—community organizations, churches, and private organizations—that award financial aid to students. Remember that you do not have to pay anyone to help you find aid.

Every student should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA is available at FAFSA.ed.gov beginning October 1 of every year. It is important to complete the FAFSA every year, even if you don’t think you are eligible for federal aid.