Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.


Financial Aid

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Cooper Union maintains a Financial Aid Office to help students and their families understand the financial requirements of a Cooper Union education and explore options and funding to meet educational expenses. We provide assistance with all aspects of the financial aid application process, and help individuals and families financially plan their academic careers at the institution.

You may contact the Office of Financial Aid with the information below:

Office of Financial Aid
30 Cooper Square, Sixth Floor
New York NY  10003-7120
Telephone: (212) 353-4043
Fax: (212) 353-4193

Title IV Institutional Code: #002710
CSS Code: #2097

Please call the Financial Aid Office if you would like a paper copy of the information in this website.

  • 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.