Because my brother attended West Point, I am fairly aware of the military loans that was offered to him. I believe it was a very good deal - about 30 grand with a VERY low interest rate, maybe around 1% and that a portion of that sum would be subtracted from his monthly wages. It is called a "Cow Loan" as 2/c are called "Cows" in WP. Is this also the case for Coast Guard Academy? And other than the fact that 4/c are called "swabs", are there other names for each grade?