The decision to begin charging tuition for the first time in the history of Cooper Union prompted students to stage a sit-in at the school president’s office, according to a published report.
In a letter posted on Cooper Union’s website, the board said it voted last week to only offer a 50 percent scholarship for undergraduate students beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2014. The school currently offers all students a full scholarship.
Months after Cooper Union students held a sit-in to protest a plan to end free tuition for graduate students, published reports said the school’s board is set to vote on a plan that could require tuition for all students.
Students at Cooper Union this weekend continued to fight against a move from a free education to a tuition-based model with a march from Washington Square Park to the school’s East Village campus.
Students who seized Cooper Union University’s clock tower on Monday afternoon said they won’t come out until their demands are met.
Students opposed to the tuition hike try to push through police barricades to get into a meeting of CUNY trustees.
Textbook rental programs at many of the nation’s colleges aren’t yet the solution to save students from the high costs of their books.