The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Tuition Payment Plan
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Loan Default Rate
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Yes, money is always an issue no matter what college you attend. Still, the faculty of financial aid are willing to help you get the most of your aid and help you out with payments. Plus, make sure you save up some money, or a lot of money for books and housing, that includes food.
Beatriz from Austin, TX
UTSA is very affordable and I'm getting a good education for what I'm paying.
Priscilla from Laredo, TX
The tuition fee is not a give away because the school provides students with great facilities and service. One of the great facilities in school is the Rec Center. Its is a gym center for UTSA students, opened until 12am on weekdays and it includes a basketball court, indoor soccer field, racquetball courts, indoor track, treadmills, and even a lazy pool. In a time of stress, the Rec Center is a great place to let everything down and just focus on working out and sweat away all the frustration.
UTSA provides over 20 restaurants on campus, including Chick-fil-A and Chili's, and even has a hair salon and a stationery store.
Ui Ri from San Antonio, TX
I believe that you will get your moneys worth at UTSA! The experience that you will have is worth it. I am a cheerleader for UTSA, so there is a lot for one to do on and off campus. The student population at UTSA is pretty well diverse. There is something on campus for everyone, you just have to know where to look and who to talk to.
Devon from Austin, TX
Classes aren't too expensive for going to a state school. Some of the professors really give you your money's worth, but then there are those professors who could care less. Check It's saved me from some terrible professors! Another good idea is to attend S.I. sessions or go to the TRC Q-lab for some extra help.
Korina from San Antonio, TX
UTSA is a public school; that in and of itself means that the school gets significant funding from the State of Texas to lower tuition rates and provide very cheap services. Students have access to an award-winning recreational facility (dubbed The Rec), select free medical services, sprawling soccer fields, computer labs, and conference rooms. Tuition rates at UTSA are some of the lowest among 4-year colleges in the United States; admittedly, however, this is due in part to San Antonio's low inflation rate.

It's a pain for me to have to dish out the kind of money required to attend a large tertiary institution like UTSA every semester, but it's well worth the cost. The university runs a large financial aid department which works with individuals (through counselors) to pay for the rather hefty bill any respectable college requires. I've been to their fiscal services and financial aid offices, both of which are bustling with people who are paid by the State of Texas to help you fund your college education.

UTSA's professors accept relatively low salaries, so many are not top-level lecturers like you will find at Ivy League universities. Yet, most are truly dedicated to their discipline (from Anthropology to Astronomy), if inexperienced.

It's not a question of how many services the university offers to its student body, but whether or not one can afford to pay what a respectable post-secondary school demands. UTSA works with you, sure, but it's important to realize that they can only go so far to help students finance their college years. If you can afford to attend UTSA, the price will be well worth its pain.
Daniel from San Antonio, TX
Cheaper than UT Austin with the a great and climbing standing in the college ranks. The professors know what they're doing and the information is accurate and up to date. A great library system with online catalogs, professional journals and free newspapers is open 24 hours with plenty of computers, private rooms and cubicles for study. The campus also has a great recreation center with a rock climbing wall and several sport fields open to all students.
Alexander from San Antonio, TX
Very cheap considering everyone else. If your from S.A all you have to worry about is tuition, fees, and books. I payed nothing outta pocket, thanks to financial aid.
Parker from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Unless you go to a community college you can expect college to be very expensive. UTSA is for the most part has a pretty good price for its price. They offer many free programs, free shuttles to get to class, free gym membership at the recreation center, and much more. The price is definitely worth it when you get a quality education with much more. My only problem so far is paying my on campus apartment rent.
Aaron from San Antonio, TX
like all universities, utsa may take a chunk from you or our parents wallets, but utsa has many scholarships, grants, and loans for all students attending.
yaniece from humble, tx

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