UTSA is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals. Our students have numerous payment options and financial aid opportunities.*
Applying for Financial Aid
The FAFSA application opens October 1 of each aid year.
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadlines:
Fall – Jan. 15
Spring – Nov. 1
Summer – Mar. 15
Federal School Code: 010115
Non-Citizen Texas Residents (TASFA)
House Bill 1403 is a law passed in 2001 that allows certain non-citizen students to pay in-state tuition at a Texas public university and to qualify for state financial aid. Funds are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited by state funding provided to UTSA. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident and who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). They must be coded as a House Bill student by the Admissions Office in order to qualify. To learn about eligibility requirements, visit College for All Texans.
Student must submit a paper TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) with all applicable documents by the January 15 deadline to the One Stop Enrollment Center, in order to be reviewed for potential funding. There are both English and Spanish language versions of the TASFA available. For 2020-2021, independent students must submit a 2018 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return. Parents of dependent students should submit their 2018 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return. Non-tax filers, who were not required to file based on IRS income thresholds, must provide a breakdown of living expenses and source(s) of income covering those expenses. Male students must register with Selective Service and provide proof they have registered or are not required to register.
- Helpful Tip: For a quick and easy way to submit your TASFA documents, use our Financial Aid Document Uploader. Need help? Visit our document upload page.
- The HB1403 program requires that the student meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
- Offer notifications will be sent in mid to late July.
- This program is not available in the summer terms.
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
The UTSA Scholarship Hub is a place for students to find various scholarship opportunities available to apply to, including the UTSA General Scholarships Application.
Distinguished Presidential Scholarship (DPS)
Fall freshmen applicants who apply and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $20,000* for up to four years if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.
This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000. *while funding is available
Distinguished Transfer Scholarship
Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.
This scholarship is competitive, so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000. *while funding is available
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Incoming transfers who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, who have a 3.0 GPA and are a Texas resident can apply for the UTSA Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of $1,000 ($500 per semester). Funding for this scholarship is limited, so awards are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. Students are awarded for four consecutive semesters, not including summer as long as renewal criteria are met.
Eligible admitted students will be able to apply for the scholarship on the UTSA Scholarship Hub.
Paying Out Of Pocket
Students may pay their bill 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.
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.
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
Additional Payment Options
UTSA Bold Promise is our commitment to offering high-quality, affordable education to incoming freshmen who come from middle – and low-income Texan families.
Students who qualify will have their tuition and fees covered 100% for eight fall/spring semesters taken within 4 years (approx. $40,000 value), if eligibility is maintained. Costs are covered by scholarships, grants, or tuition exemptions from federal, state, and/or institutional funds. Visit Bold Promise for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. For more information, please visit the Fiscal Services’ webpage or email email@example.com.
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.
*Due to UTSA Online’s tuition and fee structure, some payment options cannot be applied to fully online programs. These include Hazlewood Act benefits for military-affiliated students and the additional exemptions listed on the College For All Texans website.