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Financial Aid

The Cooper Union Scholarship and Grant Options and Requirements

The Cooper Union offers a generous half-tuition scholarship to all admitted students.

  • Full Tuition: $44,550
  • Half Merit Tuition Scholarship: $22,275

In addition, we set aside a modest fund for what we call the Innovator Scholarship awarded to those students who have exhibited extraordinary potential to contribute their intellectual and personal qualities to enrich The Cooper Union community. 

Both of these scholarships are based upon the following:

  • The length of the scholarship is 4 years for Art and Engineering students and 5 years for Architecture students.
  • All scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
  • All scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students. Scholarship recipients cannot commit any violations of the student code of conduct.
  • Need-based aid may also be available for those eligible and will be determined by demonstrated financial need. Students must complete and file a FAFSA in order to be considered for additional financial aid. The FAFSA deadline is March 31 of each year, and The Cooper Union FAFSA code is 002170.

Need-based aid is contingent upon the following:

  • Financial aid is granted on a one-year basis and the FAFSA must be applied for annually.
  • All scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A.
  • All scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students. Scholarship recipients cannot commit any violations of the student code of conduct.

Office of Financial Aid
30 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003-7120
Email: 
financialaid@cooper.edu

 

  • 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.