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The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Bold Promise is our commitment to offer high-quality, affordable education to incoming freshmen who come from low and middle-income Texas families.

What is Bold Promise

Incoming fall freshmen who qualify by the January 15 financial aid priority deadline will have their tuition and mandatory fees covered 100% for eight fall/spring semesters. The semesters must be taken consecutively within a 4-year time period (approx. $44,000 value across four years) and eligibility must be maintained. Tuition and mandatory fees are covered by scholarships, grants and tuition exemptions from federal, state and institutional funds.

How To Qualify

Be a Texas Resident

Have a family income up to $70,000**

Submit a FAFSA/TASFA by Jan 15

Submit a Fall freshman admission application and all required documents* by Jan 15

Rank in top 25% of high school class (at time of admission)

Enroll full-time (Complete 24 hours in the Fall/Spring semesters)

Note: Students in an online only program are ineligible for Bold Promise. *Please see requirements for application completion. All documents must be received by Jan 15, but an admissions decision may occur after this time.**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.

Next Steps

There is no separate application. Fall freshmen applicants who meet all qualifications above are automatically considered if they are admitted to UTSA by the stated deadline.