How to Apply for Financial Aid

The financial aid application deadline for the 2017-2018 Academic Year is June 1, 2017. Failure to meet this deadline will delay processing of your financial aid.

For the 2017-2018 FAFSA  the following is required:

1) You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with School Code 002710.

2) If you do not already have a FSA ID, you should apply for one.

3) If you already have filed your FAFSA please update it using your parent's 2015 tax information and yours if you filed a return. You will be required to submit a 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript.

4) New York Sate (NYS) residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP Application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page.

5) All OFF-CAMPUS students must submit proof of their lease/sub lease. If Sub-leasing please provide a notarized letter with a copy of the signed lease by the person whose name appears on the lease. Failure to submit all required documentation by August 30th your application will default to a lower cost of attendance and your financial aid may be adjusted.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

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