Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

UTSA is dedicated to helping students obtain financial resources to achieve their educational goals.


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 19-20 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* $9,900 $9,900 $9,900
Housing & Meals $3,537 $11,452 $10,071
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $2,400 $696 $3,020
Miscellaneous $1,314 $1,872 $1,836
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $18,151 $24,920 $25,827
*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 $24,262.

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.

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

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Financial Aid


To know what you qualify for in financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA to UTSA. Submit your FAFSA before the financial aid priority deadline to maximize your opportunity for grants. (Read: free money!)

For U.S. Citizens, we use the The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as our financial aid application. We use the information you submit to determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans and work-study options. You can begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1. UTSA’s FAFSA code is 010115.

Start your FAFSA


If you are a non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. If so, you may also be eligible to receive state financial aid.

More Info on TASFA