Who is Eligible?
In order to receive financial aid at The Cooper Union, you must meet the following criteria.
- Demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans).
- Have a high school diploma or General Education Development Certificate (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, meet other standards established by your state that the Department approves, or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law.
- Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a valid Social Security Number.
- Register with the Selective Service, if required. You can use the FAFSA to register; you can register at www.sss.gov, or call (847) 688-6888. TTY users can call (847) 688-2567.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completing your course of study according to the standards and practices of the school.
- Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe a refund on a federal student grant.
- Certify that you will use federal student aid for educational purposes only.
The law suspends aid eligibility for students convicted of certain illegal drug offenses. If you have a conviction or convictions for illegal drug offenses, call (800) 433-3243 to determine how, or if, this law applies to you. You can regain eligibility by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program.
If you have questions, please call (800) 4-FED-AID.