Cooper Union is breaking with its 110-year-old tradition of free education and will begin charging graduate students tuition next year.
For now, undergraduate students will continue to attend the prestigious school tuition-free.
How much graduate students will pay remains to be decided.
The East Village institution also will expand its graduate and other programs in an effort to increase revenue as it struggles to reach financial stability.
The school's president, Jamshed Bharucha, told The New York Times that undergraduates who enter in September 2013 will attend tuition-free during their four years at Cooper Union. But the school made no commitments for those who follow them.
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