The email heralding the announcement that the Cooper Union will soon charge tuition for the first time since its founding in 1859 went out to the student body at 8:31 a.m., summoning all students to a noon announcement in the school’s Great Hall. No press was admitted. By 12:09 it was all over; new students whom the school determines can afford to pay will have an annual bill of around $20,000 beginning next fall, according to The Times, while others will pay on a sliding scale. Read More
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the mostly anonymous artist collective founded by a group of Cooper Union alumni, will reopen its free unaccredited art school, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), in a new location, on the 3rd floor of 34 Avenue A. Read More
Cooper Union Plans to Charge Graduate Students Tuition, Ending More Than a Century of Free Education
Well, here’s some depressing news to offset this beautiful Tuesday afternoon in New York.
Cooper Union announced today that it will begin charging graduate students tuition in September, 2013, to help close operating deficits in coming years, The New York Times reports. Though the exact tuition figures have not yet been released, it marks the first time since 1902 that any students at the school, which was founded in 1859, will be required to pay. Read More