@FreeCooperUnion is this decision by the board 100% final? like should I even bother applying anymore?
— Billy Blaha (@billyblaha) January 11, 2014
The Cooper Union Board of Trustees has voted to go forth with charging tuition. But some of us, like @billyblaha still have questions about this decision, just the latest in the prolonged battle to keep Cooper Union free.
Which students will be affected by the tuition hike?
All incoming students. Current students will escape payment.
When will it start?
Why did this happen?
On January 10, 2014, the Cooper Union Board of Trustees voted down a proposal offering cost-saving measures like event rental, early retirement incentives, and a reduction in the president’s compensation, all in order to avoid charging tuition. The vote wasn’t even close.
What does this mean?
This means that the world will soon look different, with Cooper Union graduates soon enduring the world of insurmountable student-loan debt and penny-pinched pockets, just like the rest of us.
And @billyblaha, we wish you the best of luck.