The Cooper Union will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed.

Tuition & Financial Aid

2018 Tuition & Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $50

Tuition for Summer 2018: $3,250

Financial Aid

The overarching goal of this program is to increase the access of an invaluable summer experience who may not otherwise have access.  If you are interested in financial aid you must fill out our supplemental financial aid application, which will be available online in January along with the main program application. Tuition assistance will be granted to those qualifying students who submit a financial aid application. The amount of this aid is need-based and assessed based on financial documentation and family circumstance.

Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of what you owe will be due on May 1, 2018.  The remaining balance will be due on June 1, 2018.  Seats will be given to waitlisted students if your balance is not paid by the deadline.

Refunds will only be issued for monies paid beyond the non-refundable 50% deposit ONLY if the student withdraws more than two weeks before the start of the program.


Checks should be made out to 'The Cooper Union' and mailed here:

The Cooper Union

Prof George Delagrammatikas

Summer STEM Program

41 Cooper Square

New York, NY 10003



  • 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.