COVID-19 Emergency Relief funds available! The Cooper Union is processing the Department of Education’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III)—the allocation of $1,022,836 to Cooper students.
The Cooper Union was founded on the principle of providing access to higher education regardless of race, creed, gender, or financial means. Tuition assistance has been integral to the make-up of the institution since it began over 150 years ago. The Cooper Union’s office of financial aid helps students and their families understand the financial requirements of a Cooper Union education and explore options and funding to meet educational expenses. We assist with all aspects of the financial aid application process and help individuals and families financially plan their academic careers at the institution.
At Cooper Union, every admitted undergraduate student receives a half-tuition scholarship currently valued at $22,275 per academic year.
- The length of all the merit scholarships and institutional grants (including tuition assistance) are 4 years (total of 8 semesters) for art and engineering students and 5 years (total of 10 semesters) for architecture students. The length of these awards for transfer students will be based on the number of semesters required for graduation at the time of their admission.
- When a student withdraws during the semester, they will lose all the institutional scholarships, tuition assistance, and grants for the semester in which they are withdrawing. Students are responsible for all financial responsibilities for the withdrawn semester.
- Students must be enrolled as a full-time student, maintain satisfactory academic progress eligibility, and adhere to the institutional code of conduct to receive Cooper Union merit scholarships and institutional grants (including tuition assistance).
- Please note that all institutional scholarships and grants are for first bachelor degree seeking students only. Students will automatically be considered for additional merit-based scholarship through the admissions process.
- Review our eligibility and Satisfactory Academic Progress policy here.
The office of financial aid reserves the right to change or modify your financial aid package at any time without prior notifications.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the website and use our Federal School Code:
FAFSA (Title IV Institutional) Code: 002710
NYS TAP Code: 0170
Step 2: If you do not already have an FSA ID, you should apply for one.
Step 3: If you have already filed your FAFSA, please update your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your parent's 2019 tax information and yours if you filed a return. If you are unable to use the DRT, you will be required to submit a 2019 IRS Tax Return Transcript.
If you have additional questions, please review our Financial Aid FAQs.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Financial Aid Services at Cooper Union is currently working remotely. We will be continuing to process your financial aid.
Please schedule a virtual office appointment with us should you require further assistance.
- Please use the Financial Aid Appointment calendar for assistance regarding your financial aid award package, missing documents, scholarships and grants, financial aid appeals, and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals.
Office of Financial Aid
30 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003-7120
Fax: (917) 793-3304
Please use the emails below to submit the documents.
Submit Financial Aid Appeal Documents - email@example.com
Submit Financial Aid Verification Documents - upload via student self-service portal
Submit Financial Aid SAP Appeal Documents - firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit Official Lease Documents - upload via student self-service portal
- Cooper Union is committed to providing all enrolled students access to information to help acquire the skills needed to manage their finances. Cooper Union students have free access to Financial Avenue, an on-line resource providing comprehensive information about financial literacy. In order to obtain login and password information, please send an email to email@example.com along with your full name and program of study.
CARES Act Emergency Fund Reports