The board of trustees of the Cooper Union, the embattled New York college, has announced after a meeting on Wednesday that undergraduate students matriculating this fall will receive full tuition scholarships, as has been the school's policy for a century.

The school has been torn, over the last year, by a rancorous debate about the possible necessity to charge tuition due to a wide budget gaps that have existed for decades, according to members of the board, but have not always been widely discussed.

Yesterday's statement says that the board will continue to review proposals from all three of the college's schools, of art, engineering and architecture, for revenue-generating programs: "In the weeks ahead, the Board will continue to review all options to address our financial challenges."