FAFSA Update

February 14, 2024

The college search and financial aid application process is often challenging and occasionally confusing. This year's delayed launch of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form has only magnified the potential for such stress.

The Cooper Union Office of Enrollment fully understands how difficult this time and experience can be, and we want every applicant and family to know that our entire team is here to work with you throughout the process. To be abundantly clear, we do not expect any family to make an enrollment decision accompanied by a nonrefundable deposit without knowing the details of their financial aid award package.

We are committed to providing our financial aid award offers to our fall 2024 admitted students as quickly as possible, likely by late March. In full transparency, we cannot commit with certainty to an end of March delivery date. Therefore, no commitment will be required without allowing an appropriate amount of time to receive and understand the financial aid award offer.

In previous years, the deposit deadline has been May 1. We do not believe this deadline is plausible this year given the aforementioned delays. We will announce a new deadline for making an enrollment deposit as soon as we are confident in the delivery date of our financial aid award offers.

Please complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible to prevent further delays, if you have not done so already. You can access the FAFSA form here. The Cooper Union code is 002710.

Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email at financialaid@cooper.edu or admissions@cooper.edu.


Mark Campbell
Vice President for Enrollment

  • 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.