Tuition & Financial Aid

All information for the 2016 Summer STEM Program will be posted in early January 2016.  The program will start Tuesday, July 5 and end on Thursday, August 11, 2016.  The projects will nominally be similar to those posted for 2015.


2015 Tuition & Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $50

Tuition for Summer 2015: $3,100

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 May 8, 2015.  The remaining balance will be due June 5, 2015.  Seats will be given to waitlisted students if your balance is not paid by the deadline.  If a student withdraws less than two weeks before start of program, all monies paid to date will not be refunded.


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

The Cooper Union

Victoria Bill, 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.