Tuition for Undergrads Again Under Consideration at Cooper Union
- Cooper Union trustees reject last-ditch plan to keep college free
- Cooper Union will charge for some programs so three undergraduate programs can remain free
- Can Cooper Union survive without tuition?
- Cooper Union weighs charging tuition, raising questions about viability of tuition-free model
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The Cooper Union, which has traditionally awarded full scholarships to all students but which last year started charging tuition to graduate students, is again considering tuition for undergraduates, The New York Times reported. The move to start charging graduate students was designed to keep undergraduate education free, but officials at Cooper Union said that financial challenges may make it impossible to remain tuition-free. Many student and alumni critics, however, say that an important tradition is at risk, and some question spending priorities by administrators.