Financial Aid at Cooper

The Cooper Union was founded upon the principle of providing education opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, or financial means. We offer generous financial aid and scholarship support to all admitted undergraduate, full-time students—awarding students a half-tuition scholarship valued at $22,275. Students may also receive additional merit awards and financial aid based on eligibility. 

The Cooper Union is recognized as one of the most affordable colleges in the country, receiving top rankings in US News, Money Magazine, and The Princeton Review

To learn more about financial aid at Cooper: 

Apply and file your FAFSA today! The Cooper Union code is 002710.


  • 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.