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UTSA is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals. Our students have numerous payment options and financial aid opportunities. Review all the financial aid and payment options available to UTSA Online students below.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

UTSA Online students are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA and will be considered for federal and state need-based financial aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loans, and TEXAS Grant.

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Applying for Aid

Follow these steps to apply for Financial Aid at UTSA:

  1. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit your application to UTSA by using UTSA’s school code 010115.
  2. For new students, apply to UTSA Online. You will need to be admitted or enrolled before you can be offered any financial aid.
  3. Check your financial aid status on our student portal ASAP and monitor your UTSA email account for up-to-date information.
  4. Repeat these steps every year.

Submit your FAFSA

start your FAFSA imageYou may qualify for financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships. For eligibility, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.

The FAFSA application opens October 1 of each aid year. UTSA’s Federal School Code is 010115.

Financial Aid Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall – Jan. 15
Spring – Nov. 1
Summer – Mar. 15

Accepting your Aid

Once you have been offered financial aid or scholarships, you may go and review your aid on your ASAP account. Please note some financial aid will require additional steps after you accept them. These requirements and further instructions will be posted on your ASAP account and must be completed before your aid can disburse to your bill.

Accepting your Aid

Receiving Your Aid

If you have been awarded financial aid, your aid will automatically be applied to your account 10 days prior to the start of classes. However, for your aid to disburse, you’ll need to ensure that you complete all of your outstanding requirements, which may include:

  • Accepting your Aid
  • Completing Verification requirements
  • Submitting applicable forms
Receiving Your Aid Money

Payment Options

Students may pay their bills out-of-pocket via credit card or check through RowdyPay, which can be found on your ASAP student portal. RowdyPay offers an easier, faster way to make online payments, set up authorized users to make payments, store online payment profiles, access real­ time account balances and account activity, and schedule payments in advance.

Payments must be received by 5:00 p.m. local time on the payment deadline listed on the Fiscal Service’s website, unless otherwise noted.

Payment Deadlines

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Installment Payment Plan

The Installment Payment Plan is available for the Fall and Spring semesters (payment plans are not available during the Summer terms). It is a three­ payment plan available for a one-time fee of $16.

This enables students to pay 30% of their tuition and fees in advance at the beginning of the semester, 35% prior to the start of the sixth class week and the final 35% due before the beginning of the eleventh week.

If the second or third payment is not completed by the due date, a $10 late fee is assessed and a registration hold is placed on the student’s record.

Students paying one-half or more (but less than payment in full) without choosing the Installment Program may be automatically placed on the Installment Program to avoid withdrawal for insufficient payment.

3rd Party Payments

If your place of employment or another outside agency will be paying your tuition and fees, you must notify Fiscal Services in order for payments to be applied. Please note that these do count as financial aid and you must disclose the amount that you plan to receive. You can do this by submitting an External Resource Form for the appropriate aid year. If you do not disclose this information and aid has already been offered or disbursed, there may be adjustments to your financial aid to include these amounts.

Guild Partners

Students employed by one of UTSA’s Guild Partners must submit their Sponsorship letter each semester to receive their benefits.

Please email letters to and include:

  • Your full name
  • Your myUTSA ID (abc123)
  • Your Banner ID

If you have not yet received your Sponsorship letter, please contact your employer.

Please note that Guild benefits can only be used towards our 100% online degree programs. They cannot be used towards traditional on-campus or Professional and Continuing Education programs. If you are interested in switching to one of our 100% online majors, please contact our Enrollment Team at or 210-458-4000.

Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan / 529 Plan

If you invested in the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP) or another 529 Plan and wish to use this to pay for your tuition and fees, this is done through the Office of Fiscal Services. Download and complete the Request Form every academic year and email the completed form along with a copy of your myUTSA ID card and TGTP card or any official TGTP document listing my contract number to for processing. For more information, please visit the Fiscal Services’ webpage or email