Account Holds

The office of student accounts will place a registration hold on a student’s record if that student has an outstanding balance prior to registration for the following semester. The hold will remain in effect for subsequent semesters until the balance is paid in full. A balance can result from unpaid tuition fees, library fines and missing books, printmaking debts, exit counseling interviews, etc.

A student can resolve an outstanding balance by scheduling an appointment with the office of student accounts located at The Hub at 41 Cooper Square, entrance on 6th Street. Appointments are required. Please use our appointment calendar for scheduling. 


  • 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.