This budget guide has been prepared with the hope that it will assist students in anticipating their financial needs while attending The Cooper Union. Based on our experience with students, we believe this to be a realistic guide for a nine-month academic year. It should be used as a guide and obviously does not reflect the exact costs involved in individual cases.
Budget Guide for 2013-2014
Architecture & Art
Includes $1,550 Student Fee, $250 general Lab and Studio Materials Fee, an average $1800 for books and supplies, and $700 for transportation.
Includes $1,550 Student Fee, $250 general Lab and Studio Materials Fee, an average $1000 for books, and $700 for transportation
Starting in the fall of 2014, all incoming students will receive a half tuition scholarship. The value of this scholarship is approximately $20,000 per year ($10,000 per semester). Additional financial aid will be provided to the neediest students to help cover tuition, housing, food, books, supplies, etc. The amount of additional aid will be based upon a student's demonstrated financial need. First time students must complete both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile forms to be considered for additional financial aid. Please note that for exceptional students, Cooper Union may also offer merit scholarships.
NOTE: Students without health insurance must add a Health Service and Insurance Fee of $1,100.