Gallery: Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the ...

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has changed extensively over the past few years, and this morning the school announced that after 150 years of offering a free education, it is planning to charge a tuition. The prestigious school is known mainly for two things – turning out industry giants like Daniel Libeskind, Milton Glaser and Alex Katz and being one of the last tuition-free colleges in the United States. But after two years of financial struggles and intense debate, the Union has decided to implement a “sliding scale” tuition starting in 2014.

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