Famed free NYC college to start charging tuition

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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in more than a century, famed Cooper Union will charge tuition to undergraduate students, the chairman of the college's Board of Trustees said Tuesday.

In a statement released to the school's students, faculty and staff, chairman Mark Epstein said the Board of Trustees voted last week to cut in half the full-tuition scholarship currently afforded every undergraduate student. The new tuition charge will affect the class entering in the fall of 2014.

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