Cooper Union Health Insurance

It is a requirement that all students (undergraduates who are registered for 6 or more credits and graduate students who are registered for 4.5 or more credits) have health insurance coverage. The Cooper Union provides health insurance for all students through our health insurance company, Wellfleet

The cost of insurance will be automatically charged to the student's account. The annual cost of health insurance for the 2023 – 2024 academic year is $2,795. Please notify the office of students accounts at if you are not planning to be enrolled at The Cooper Union for the full academic year and only require health insurance for a single semester. The cost for the fall 2023 semester (August 15 – December 31, 2023) health insurance coverage is $1,061, and the cost for the spring 2024 semester (January 1 – August 14, 2024) health insurance coverage is $1,734. Costs for the 2024 –2025 academic year will be posted when available. 

Students who are covered under their own or their parent's insurance policy may choose to waive the student health insurance plan. Please be advised that if you wish to waive the insurance coverage, the insurance you provide must be currently active and will be subject to coverage eligibility verification through Wellfleet. Please check your email and follow the instructions from Wellfleet for the health insurance waiver process. The waiver must be filed by October 15

The waiver deadline for our spring exchange students is March 15

  • 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.