Tuition & Fees


Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition

The cost of tuition at The Cooper Union for the 2017-2018 academic year is $43,250.00

Starting in the Fall of 2014, all students enrolling for the first time at Cooper Union receive a half-tuition scholarship currently worth $21,625.00 per year ($10,812.50 per semester). Additional financial aid is provided to eligible students to help cover tuition, housing, food, books, supplies etc. The amount of additional aid is based upon a student's demonstrated financial need. Students must file a FAFSA to be considered for additional financial aid. Please note that Cooper Union offers merit scholarships to exceptional students. Also, Cooper Union uses a need-blind admissions process, meaning that a student's ability to pay does not impact the admissions decisions.

Undergraduate students first enrolling at Cooper Union prior to the Fall of 2014, receive a full tuition scholarship valued at $43,250 ($21,625.00 per semester) for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Graduate Tuition

School of Architecture 2017-2018: The Master of Architecture II program is a three-semester program. All admitted students will be assessed tuition at the rate of $21,625.00 per semester. Graduate fellowships are available for admitted students of exceptional merit and/or need.

School of Engineering 2017-2018: Students in the Master of Engineering program are charged $1,272.00 per credit; 30 credits total. Any admitted Cooper Union alumnus entering the graduate program in Fall 2016 is eligible for a half-tuition scholarship for two years of study. Merit-based scholarships and research assistantships will be available to a select group of exceptional applicants in every degree-granting department. The deadline to apply for Fall 2017 full time graduate study is April 1, 2017.

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Fees and Refunds

A nonrefundable application fee of $75.00 is paid by all candidates for admission. Each student enrolled in a degree program pays a student fee of $800.00 per semester. For new students, this fee is payable on acceptance of admission and is not refundable.

For continuing students, the $800.00 fee per semester is payable prior to the first day class; it is 100 percent refundable up to the 7th day of class, 50 percent refundable up to the 14st day of class and 25 percent refundable up to the 28th day of class. Thereafter, it is not refundable.

Continuing students must pay each semester’s student fee in accordance with the bill’s “due date.”

All fees are subject to annual revision. Students who do not pay the required fee will have their registration cancelled.

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Withdrawal Fees

Should a student choose to withdraw, tuition can be refunded. It is 100 percent refundable up to the 7th day of class, 50 percent refundable up to the 14th day of class and 25 percent refundable up to the 28th day of class. Thereafter, it is not refundable.

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General Lab and Studio Materials Fee

A general lab and studio materials fee of $125.00 per semester will be charged to each student’s account. This fee covers normal usage, “wear and tear,” and basic supplies for laboratory and studio projects. For new students, this fee is payable on acceptance of admission and is non-refundable.


Student Residence Fees

Students electing to live in Student Residence will be responsible for paying the regular housing fees. The fees for the 2017-2018 academic year are $12,270.00 for a double (two students per bedroom) and $13,370.00 for a single (one student per bedroom). The fees cover residence for the fall and spring semesters and may be paid in two parts.

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Refund Policy for Student Residence

A refund of housing charges resulting from an approved request to cancel the housing agreement will be made in accordance with the following schedule: 100 percent of the total housing charges for the semester if the cancellation request is made prior to August 1 for the subsequent fall semester and December 1 for the subsequent spring semester; 65 percent if made by September 30 for the fall semester and January 31 for the spring; and 35 percent if made by October 31 for the fall and February 29 for the spring. No refunds will be made after these dates.

Students who are evicted from the Student Residence or whose Housing Agreements are terminated for violations of the terms of the Housing Agreement are not eligible for refunds.

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Cooper Union Health Insurance

It is a requirement that all matriculated students have health insurance coverage. The Cooper Union provides health insurance for all students through The Cooper Union Accident and Sickness plan. The cost of insurance will appear on every student's billing statement, which should be sent out to every student approximately by July 15, 2017. Students who are covered under their own or their parent's insurance policy may choose to waive The Cooper Union Accident and Sickness plan. Please be advised that if you wish to waive the insurance, the insurance you provide must be currently active and will be subject to verification.

To enroll or waiver in the health insurance plan, you must access The Cooper Union Accident and Sickness plan online at http://www.chpstudent.com using their Cooper Union ID number.

If you do not provide proof of insurance by October 18th, 2017, you will not be allowed to waive your insurance and you must pay for the Fall semester portion. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Student Medical Insurance (PDF)

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International Student Fee

Students on visas (those who are non-citizens or who are not permanent residents) are responsible for an additional fee of $1,005 per semester payable by August 15 in the Fall semester and February 15th in the Spring semester. 

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Graduation Fee

A graduation fee of $250 is required of all students entering their first semester of their undergraduate/graduate senior year at The Cooper Union. This fee is payable upon registration for the senior year and is refundable if a student fails to meet graduation requirements that year.

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Special Fees

A charge of $100 will be made for late payment of the student fee.

A charge of $25 will be made per occasion involving change of section or registration program. 

A fee of $100 shall be incurred for late registration.

The Cooper Union reserves the right to change its fees at any time.

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Graduate Student Maintenance of Matriculation Fee

The requirements for the Master of Engineering program must be completed within two years of admission to graduate status, except with the expressed consent of the Dean of Engineering. Requests for extension must be presented in writing to the Dean in the final semester of the second year. In addition, approval must be granted from the student's thesis adviser. Master’s students who receive approval to extend their studies beyond two years will be assessed a maintenance of matriculation fee of $3,000 per semester.

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Tuition/Housing Payment Plan Instructions 

Payment plans are available for students for tuition and housing fees. The tuition and housing fees can be paid in 4 installments. 

Fees:

A $50 payment plan enrollment fee (per plan) will be added to your total bill. A $100 late payment fee will be assessed for each late payment. A $25 returned payment fee will be charged to your account.

Payment Plan Sign-Up Instructions

  • https://dtss.cooper.edu/Student/Account/login
  • Enter your User Name and Password then click on the Login button. If you have any difficulty with log in or user id/password related questions please use http://cooper.edu/students/registrar/registration and follow instructions. 
  • Click on Student Finance link.
  • You will be redirected to a secured payment center site and asked to log in again (use the same user ID and password).
  • Click on Make a Payment tab to pay bill in full or  
  • Click on Payment Plan tab to begin payment plan enrollment.
  • Click on Enroll now tab
  • Select the semester you plan to enroll, for example: Spring 2018
  • To set up Authorized Users go to my profile setup. 
  • Click on Authorized Users tab and follow instructions. 

Automatic/Scheduled Payments

You may choose to sign up to have your monthly installments automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account.

NOTE: If you choose the automatic/scheduled payment option, DO NOT submit a manual payment, unless you intentionally want to reduce your future payments.

NOTE: Any time you have new charges posted to your account, such as fines, tuition, room and board, etc. or you have made payments or credits  posted to your account, or  your financial aid award changes, your installment amount may increase or decrease based on the current balance.

Please periodically login to your account to monitor your account activities. Contact student accounts office immediately if you have any questions or concerns regarding your account.

Payment Schedules

      Spring 2018 payments are due on January 10, February 10, March 10, and April 10.

Financial Aid Recipients: You may elect to apply expected sources of financial aid and/or loans towards the tuition and housing fees. You are responsible for completing and submitting the required paperwork to the Financial Aid Office. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Students expecting outside scholarships may apply these amounts to the installment plan when the scholarship is received.  International payments (any payments made from foreign accounts) may be made by: https://www.flywire.com/pay/cooper.

Payments made by money orders and cashier’s checks should be made payable to "The Cooper Union" and mailed to: The Cooper Union Student Accounts Office 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor New York, N.Y. 10003 (Be sure to print the student’s name and Student ID # on your payments).

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Andres Ramos /Student Accounts Director 212-353-4154 or email: bursar@cooper.edu

Estela Madrigal/Student Accounts Assistant 212-353-4396 or email: bursar@cooper.edu

 

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  • 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.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • 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.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.