Coker UniversityTuition & AidCOKER WITHIN REACH


Coker’s commitment to making a quality college education affordable for local students

If you’re from Darlington County or a neighboring county, a Coker University education is within reach financially. Residents from Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, and Marlboro counties with at least a 3.0 GPA applying as a first-time, full-time freshman residential or commuter student for fall 2022 are guaranteed at least 50% off tuition, which may include state scholarships and grants. 

Get Started

1. Apply to Coker University as a first-time, full-time freshman residential or commuter student. 

2. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Coker’s FAFSA code is 003427.

3. Schedule a conversation or a meeting with a Coker University admissions counselor

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a resident of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, or Marlboro counties.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Apply as a first-time, full-time freshman residential or commuter student. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Coker University is committed to making a quality private college education accessible and affordable for all students through generous scholarships and financial aid packages. We currently give more than $14,000,000 in scholarship aid every year with more than 97% of our students receiving some form of financial assistance.

Residents from other S.C. counties may be eligible for comparable awards.  Simply follow the three steps outlined above and we’ll put together a financial aid package based on your individual needs and circumstances. Learn more by contacting

Yes, as long as you remain in good academic standing and fill out your FAFSA and necessary financial aid paperwork each year. Please note that students planning to live on campus are responsible for any room and board costs and fees not covered by their financial aid.

Many Coker Within Reach students will qualify for more than 50% off tuition. Complete the three steps above to help us determine how much you’re eligible for.

Coker Within Reach won’t always show up as a line item on a financial aid award letter as it’s a combination of state scholarships, grants, and Coker University institutional aid. If a qualifying Coker Within Reach student doesn’t qualify for at least 50% off tuition in scholarships and aid, Coker University will make up the difference to ensure a qualifying student receives at least 50% off tuition in scholarships and aid.

South Carolina residents from eligible counties applying for Coker University’s online undergraduate or evening programs are not eligible for Coker Within Reach, but they are eligible for financial aid. For more information, please contact

Coker has always been committed to local students; it’s likely your financial aid award is already comparable to Coker Within Reach. Any student can request to have their financial aid package reviewed to determine eligibility. If you have any questions, please visit Coker’s Student Solution Center or contact   

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