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At UTSA, we’re committed to providing a top-tier education at an affordable cost, so you can meet your educational and career goals. UTSA is even ranked as one of the Best Bang for the Buck: South by Washington Monthly, a list that highlights schools that help non-wealthy students earn marketable degrees at affordable prices. That is why we offer a range of financial support options, including scholarships, financial aid and more. Explore what affordable can mean for you as a Roadrunner!


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Where to Start

Explore our Financial Resources

Learn more about applying for scholarships and taking advantage of UTSA’s Bold Promise program.

Calculate your Net Price

The Net Price Calculator is a great tool to show you potential costs and help make attending UTSA a reality.

Submit your Financial Aid Application

Your Financial Aid application can open doors to various grants, scholarships, and low-interest federal loans, making higher education more affordable.

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Pro Tip – Know your Deadlines!

This year, the FAFSA/TASFA changes has caused some changes to our deadlines. Remember December 1 for our Top and Terry Scholarship, January 15 for UTSA General Scholarship and April 15 for Financial Aid priority and Bold Promise. Each have additional information you want to be aware of.
>> More on Deadlines

Resources for Financial Support

Scholarships and resources for financial support play a pivotal role in making education more accessible and affordable for students.

UTSA Bold Promise

Tuition Free Bold Promise

If you’re a freshman who meets the Bold Promise criteria, you could have your full tuition and mandatory fees 100% covered for eight consecutive fall/spring semesters – that’s four years of free education! If you meet the requirements and are admitted to UTSA, you are automatically considered – no extra application necessary!

Scholarship Hub

UTSA offers a ton of general scholarships through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships that vary in eligibility requirements and award amounts. Many of these scholarships are funded by the university or donors, and some of the UTSA academic colleges and departments even offer scholarships for students who have declared a major in their area.

Since you have so many options available, UTSA pooled all these scholarships together in one handy spot: the UTSA Scholarship Hub! That means you only need to fill out one application to be considered for most of these scholarships. Once you have a myUTSA Account ID and passphrase, you can fill out the Scholarship Hub General Application and start checking things out. As soon as you’ve been admitted, you’ll be able to apply for even more available scholarships (note: some may require an additional application). Ready to learn more?

Jeremiah Presley

If it wasn’t for Bold Promise, I wouldn’t be able to go to college.

– Jeremiah Presley ‘24

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Distinguished Presidential Scholarship

This is a merit-based scholarship, meaning you could be granted anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per year based solely on your academic achievement! Like the Bold Promise program, students who qualify will be automatically considered after admission.

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Distinguished Transfer Scholarship

Are you a transfer student who excelled academically at your previous school? You might qualify for this scholarship, which is based on academic merit. This scholarship can grant you up to $1,500 per semester for four consecutive semesters. If you meet the requirements, you will be automatically considered after you are admitted.

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Terry Scholars®

Terry Scholars® are chosen based on three criteria:

  • Leadership potential and character
  • Scholastic record ability
  • Financial need

If you’re selected for the Terry Scholar® Program, you’ll receive 8 semesters of funding for tuition, fees, books, housing and a meal plan. If you meet additional GPA requirements, you could also qualify to receive additional funding to study abroad! Terry Scholars® are also members of UTSA’s Honors College. You can learn more here.

Luis Nino

Terry is more than a scholarship. It has allowed me to meet a second family, engage the community more effectively and create a legacy of my own.

– Luis Nino ‘24

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Top Scholars

If you have a history of leadership, academic achievement and service to your community, you might be eligible for the Top Scholar Program. As a Top Scholar you’ll receive a comprehensive scholarship that covers tuition, fees and room and board, as well as additional support for internships and study abroad programs. Top Scholars also join UTSA as members of the Honors College. Click here to see if you’re eligible to apply.

Madeline Morales

I would not be where I am today without the support of Honors College staff and my fellow Top Scholars.

– Madeline Morales ’23

Net Price Calculator

Did you know UTSA has a Net Price Calculator designed to help you and your family estimate the net price of higher education? The calculator provides you with the following estimates:

  • direct and indirect costs of attendance
  • total funds needed to attend for the academic year
  • financial aid offer that includes scholarships, grants and work study (don’t forget this is just an estimation!)

This calculator is a great tool to show you potential costs and help make attending UTSA a reality!

Contact One Stop

Submit Your Financial Aid Application

Your first step to applying for aid at UTSA is to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) if you’re a non-citizen Texas resident.

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By submitting your FAFSA, you’ll be considered for several forms of aid such as:

  • Federal Grants: This is gifted money you don’t have to pay back.
  • Federal Loans: This is money you borrow from the government that you will have to pay back after graduation with interest.
  • Work-Study: This is money you earn by working a job on campus.

If you complete your FAFSA or TASFA and get admitted to UTSA before the priority deadline, you can automatically be considered for Bold Promise and some specific aid opportunities.

Start your Bold Future at UTSA