Tuition & Financial Aid

2019 Tuition & Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $55

Tuition for Summer 2018: $3,500

Financial Aid

The overarching goal of this program is to offer an engineering and design experience to all students regardless of their ability to pay.  Full and half tuition scholarships and application fee waivers are available. The amount of this aid is need-based and assessed based on financial documentation and family circumstance.  Priority is given to students from New York City.

To request an application fee waiver: 1) Complete the main application and financial aid form; 2) email to request a fee waiver; 3) After you receive an email confirmation for your fee waiver, submit your application.

Students will receive a notice of the scholarship award with their acceptance letters.  All notices and letters will be sent by email to the student and the parent.


Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of tuition is due two weeks after you receive your offer email.  The remaining balance is due on June 1, 2019.  Seats will be given to waitlisted students if your balance is not paid by the deadline.

If a student withdraws before June 1 and has paid the full tuition, they can request a refund of 50% of the tuition. The first deposit is non-refundable. 


Checks should be made out to 'The Cooper Union' and mailed here:

The Cooper Union

Prof George Delagrammatikas

Summer STEM Program

7 East 7th Street

Building: 41 Cooper Square - Room 204

New York, NY 10003



  • 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.