Is the SoFi rate simple or compounded? December 30, 2020 18:25 Updated Follow Simple. The interest is calculated based on the principal amount of the loan. Related articles If I want to payoff my SoFi loan early, can I do so? Why is my loan APR different than my interest rate? Are there any prepayment penalties for paying off my loan early and/or making additional payments? Why did the amount I requested to borrow on my loan change? Can I extend my term on my SoFi loan?