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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is introducing UTSA Bold Promise as part of its commitment to offer a high-quality, affordable education to incoming freshmen who come from middle – and low-income Texas families.

Starting in Fall 2020, incoming freshmen who qualify will have their tuition and fees covered 100% for eight fall/spring semesters taken within a 4-year time period (approximately $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.

“Bold Promises gives more students the opportunity to attend college and earn a degree at UTSA,” said Lynn Barnes, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment. “We are wholeheartedly committed to our student success, and that includes making higher education more obtainable for everyone.”

Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for the program as long as they meet the following requirements at the time of admission:

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Have a family income up to $50,500*
  • Submit a FAFSA/TASFA by January 15
  • Be admitted as a Freshman for Fall 2020 by January 15
  • Rank in top 25% of high school class
  • Enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) each semester

*Student must have financial need. Family income information will be determined from the FAFSA/TASFA. Student must have graduated high school within 16 months of initial enrollment as a first-time freshman. Students must meet the above criteria at the time of admission.

For more information on the program and renewal requirements, visit the Bold Promise webpage.