Cooper Union to Charge Undergraduate Tuition

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is one of the last remaining tuition-free colleges in the country but has been under severe financial strain, announced on Tuesday that for the first time in more than a century it will charge undergraduates to attend. The decision ends two years of roiling debate about instruction that was long revered as “free as air and water” and stood as the school’s most distinguishing feature. Cooper Union to Charge Undergraduate Tuition