What is Financial Aid?
We attempt to package financial aid to provide the greatest possible assistance to the neediest students first, and then to less needy students, as resources permit.
Generally, these awards are 'packaged', which means that more than one type of aid is provided. A typical award will include some grant funds and some self-help in the form of a loan and work opportunity. It is expected that the entire package will be accepted. A student is encouraged to use a portion of summer employment earnings toward the following academic year's expenses.
Normally, financial aid is awarded for an entire academic year, with payments made after the beginning of each semester Amounts in excess of Cooper Union charges may be used to meet indirect costs and will be paid directly to the student each semester.
Starting in the fall of 2014, Cooper Union will be offering all enrolled students a half-tuition scholarship valued at approximately $20,000.00 per year. We will also offer need based aid to help cover additional costs of attending, e.g., tuition, housing, books, supplies, etc. All first time financial aid applicants must submit both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile forms. Please note that we will provide additional merit scholarships to exceptional students.