"It’s been free through World War I, World War II…" Added Bruce, "The Great Depression." "The Great Depression," she seconded. "Is our country poorer now? Where are all the people who through all those generations supported this kind of unique education?"
— Cooper Union’s identity crisis: What would it mean for the famously free school to charge tuition?
"If you’re super smart, are inventing the kind of technology that powers startups, and come from a background that’s not a privileged middle-class American family, then a university may be one of the most powerful tools to put you in contact with the social world that will help your business succeed. And hey, you might even learn something while you’re there."
— Anil Dash, who wrote a post in support of the Applied Sciences NYC plan.