Knowing how much it will cost to attend college is important for making an informed decision. UTSA is dedicated to help you know the true cost of attending along with providing financial resources to assist you in achieving your educational goals.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance
UTSA determines a cost of attendance (COA) each year, which includes not only your tuition and fees, but an estimated average of additional costs that cover most expenses students will incur while attending UTSA.
UTSA bases your financial aid on the COA, although the actual cost of attending UTSA will vary depending on your living arrangements and personal spending habits.
Estimated 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance
The costs below reflect the status of a full-time undergraduate student enrolled for both the fall and spring semester.
|Home with Parents||On-Campus||Off-Campus|
|Tuition & Fees*||$10,154||$10,154||$10,154|
|Housing & Meals||$3,537||$11,452||$10,071|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000|
|Total Estimated Cost of Attendance||$18,405||$25,174||$26,081|
*Out-of-State / International Tuition
Out-of-State and International students pay all the same expenses except for tuition & fees. Out-of-State tuition & fees is $25,154.
Understanding Your Costs
Tuition & Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate student based on full-time or part-time enrollment. Full-time undergraduate = 30 hours per year; part-time undergraduate = 18 hours per year; full-time graduate = 18 hours per year; part-time graduate = 12 hours per year. More detailed information on UTSA’s tuition and fees can be found on the fiscal services webpage.
Housing & Meals: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in San Antonio while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Average costs are calculated based on whether you are living on campus, off campus or at home with your parents.
Books & Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year.
Transportation: Average transportation expenses for at home students and off-campus students are based on an average 30 mile round trip to campus. Average transportation expenses for on campus students are based on a VIA bus pass and two trips home per year.
Miscellaneous: Average expenses are calculated based on potential expenses that you may incur based on whether you are living on campus, off campus or at home with your parents.
Net Price Calculator
UTSA’s Net Price Calculator is designed to help current and prospective students, their families and other consumers estimate the net price of a given higher education institution. It will calculate a potential financial aid offer that includes scholarships, grants, loans and work study eligibility.
How to Get Started
Once you know your cost of attending UTSA, next is applying for financial aid to help you with these costs. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
UTSA Bold Promise
UTSA Bold Promise is our commitment to offer high-quality, affordable education to incoming freshmen who come from middle – and low-income Texan families.
Students who qualify will have their tuition and fees covered 100% for eight fall/spring semesters taken within a 4-year time period (approx. $40,000 value), as long as eligibility is maintained. Costs are covered by scholarships, grants or tuition exemptions from federal, state and/or institutional funds.
Several scholarships have a need-based component so it is important that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by the January 15 priority deadline.
Other Payment Options
Although financial aid is used primarily to pay the cost of attendance at UTSA, there are several other ways students can finance their education. Options include Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly the Texas Tomorrow Fund), tuition exemptions and waivers, Veteran benefits and more.