Welcome to The Cooper Union!

Congratulations on your admission to The Cooper Union as a graduate student! We are thrilled that you have chosen to attend Cooper, and we welcome you to the Cooper community. This web page is for incoming graduate students for Fall 2019.

You will find a timeline below which details specific forms, applications, etc. that must be submitted by their respective deadlines to ensure your registration. Failure to adhere to these deadlines may result in fines. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions or concerns at 212-353-4120 or admissions@cooper.edu. Be sure to check this web page often for updates and additional information.

New Graduate Student Forms

Submit your Deposit



Submit online or mail all of the below to Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003:

  1. Accept or decline your offer of admission using our Graduate Acceptance/Decline Form. 
  2. Nonrefundable deposit for $1,325. Deposit Payment Options:
    • To pay via Credit Card or Debit Card, please visit our online enrollment deposit portal.
    • Checks must include the student's name in the memo section and be made payable to The Cooper Union. Please Note: Failure to include the student's name on the check may result in an inability to credit the deposit to the student's account as we will be unable to match the deposit with the admitted student's record.
    • To wire your deposit electronically, please use our Flywire service. 
    • For questions or concerns regarding paying your deposit or setting up a payment plan, please email bursar@cooper.edu or call 212-353-4154. (See our budget guide).
  3. Citizenship Status Verification Form (Please note that the information submitted on this form is considered confidential and is used for advising purposes.)

Student Health Insurance

The Cooper Union requires that all students show proof of and maintain healthcare coverage. Students are automatically enrolled in Cooper’s health insurance plan once they are registered for classes. There are limited options to waive the Cooper plan with a comparable plan. More information will be provided soon. 

Student Health Forms 

Student Health Forms are required by law and must be returned to The Cooper Union on time. For questions regarding the health forms, please contact Eric Conley at econley@cooper.edu or 212-353-4116.

Students requesting accommodations, academic or otherwise, due to a documented disability, should contact the Dean of Students, Christopher Chamberlin, at chamber@cooper.edu as soon as possible to begin planning for your needs on campus.

Pay Your Tuition Bill

More information will be coming soon. For questions regarding your tuition bill, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at bursar@cooper.edu.

• International Students (do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency) are responsible for an additional non-refundable international student fee of $1,005 per semester.  The fee will be charged once you are registered for classes, and is due with your tuition bill.  Please be advised that all fees are subject to change annually without prior notice. 

Attend your First Day of Class

 2019-2020 Academic Calendar coming soon.

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Additional Resources and Contact Information

Office of Admissions - 212-353-4120 or admissions@cooper.edu
Office of Financial Aid - 212-353-4113 or financialaid@cooper.edu
Office of Student Affairs - 212-353-4116
International Student Advisement - 212-353-4192 or international@cooper.edu
Center for Career Development - 212-353-4377
Registrar - 212-353-4125

For questions regarding tuition payments, Student Health Insurance or to waive your Student Health Insurance, please contact the Student Account Office at bursar@cooper.edu or call 212-353-4396.

For questions regarding health forms please contact Eric Conley at econley@cooper.edu or 212-353-4116.

Please review the following:

Cooper Union Safety, Security and Fire Safety Report
Code of Conduct

International students should also review the additional steps they may need to take to enroll at Cooper.

  • 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.