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.
Without a doubt, the best first step is to apply for financial aid, and apply early.
|Important Dates and Deadlines|
|January 15||Financial Aid Priority for Fall (deadline to submit FAFSA/TASFA)|
|November 1||Financial Aid Priority for Spring (deadline to submit FAFSA/TASFA)|
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 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance
The costs below reflect the status of a full-time (based on 9 hours or 3 courses per term) and part-time (based on 6 hours or 2 courses per term) graduate student enrolled for both the fall and spring semesters.
|Living Off-Campus||Living On-Campus|
|Full Time||Part Time||Full Time||Part Time|
|Tuition & Fees*||$9,362||$6,466||$9,362||$6,466|
|Housing & Meals||$9,972||$9,972||$12,934||$12,934|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200||$800||$1,200||$800|
|Total Estimated Cost of Attendance||$26,038||$22,742||$26,424||$23,128|
|*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 $18,432.
**Loan Fees are only applicable if you take out loans.
Understanding Your Costs
Tuition & Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical graduate student based on part-time or full-time enrollment. Part-time graduate = 6 hours per year; full-time graduate = 9 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. View cost of attendance breakdown for living at home with parents.
Assistantships & Fellowships
From funding tuition to paying for other costs of attendance, graduate students at UTSA often benefit from the support of the university.
With UTSA’s newly acquired status as a Carnegie R1 institution with NRUF eligibility, graduate education has become even more vital to our mission and strategic vision. Graduate students play a critical role in faculty scholarship and the university’s research and teaching missions. Accordingly, assistantships are prioritized to attract, retain, and graduate a high caliber of diverse students that will be rigorously trained to meet the needs of the national and regional workforce.Assistantships
Graduate School Professional Development (GSPD) Awards provide supplemental support for students to attend major professional meetings at which they make a presentation (paper, poster, other appropriate form of presentation) based on their research or scholarly work. The Graduate School provides these awards in order to assist academic units to more fully fund student travel for the purpose of presenting research unique to UTSA.Awards
As UTSA strives to achieve NRUF and Carnegie R-1 designation, our commitment to excellence in graduate research training is crucial to the institution’s success. One measure of graduate research training success is the number of external federal fellowships awarded to UTSA graduate students. Several agencies have excellent opportunities for students to gain recognition for outstanding research activity. These include the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), the Ford Foundation’s Predoctoral Program, and the National Institute of Health’s F31 Fellowship (NIH F31).
To encourage a culture where our students and their mentors prepare and submit competitive applications for national programs, as well as to underscore the value of these fellowships, we are pleased to offer the Graduate School Fellowship Incentive Program.Fellowships
UTSA offers a variety of financial aid that spans from grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. You must be admitted to UTSA and have a financial aid application on file in order to be offered 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.Submit your FAFSA
After you Submit FAFSA/TASFA
Once you submit your FAFSA and TASAFA, UTSA will be able to download your file. Once loaded, there will be financial aid requirements you must complete each year. These are called “outstanding requirements” which can be found on your ASAP account under the Financial Aid tab (Note: You will be prompted to authenticate yourself through your DUO account when trying to access information after this point. Don’t have a DUO account? Click here to learn how to set it up.). Once in, select the Eligibility link and click on Student Requirements for the correct year. Pro-tip: Be sure to submit your paperwork as quickly as possible for processing. You should also check your email regularly as you will be notified if anything is outstanding.
If you opt out of applying for federal or state financial aid (although our recommendation is that you still should, it’s free!), you should still submit a general scholarship application. Several scholarships factor in academics, not just financial needs.
UTSA General Scholarship Application
UTSA offers many general scholarships through the UTSA Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, which vary in eligibility requirements and award amounts. These scholarships are funded by donors and endowments and can vary from year to year. As an incoming freshman, you must submit the Scholarship Hub’s General Application on the UTSA Scholarship Hub.Scholarship Hub’s General Application
Other UTSA Scholarships
UTSA colleges and departments offer scholarships for students who have declared majors and degrees in their area. Please visit the UTSA Scholarship Hub to access the applications offered by the various UTSA colleges and departments.Scholarship HUB
Outside scholarships are available to students from various donors outside of the University of Texas at San Antonio (such as scholarship organizations, foundations and businesses). The vast majority of these scholarships can be found by using online scholarship search engines.Outside Scholarships
Military benefits help qualifying veterans and their family members get money to cover some or all of the costs for school. We encourage all military affiliated students to see if they are eligible for federal or state military benefits to assist with their education.