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Funds for Living Expenses

If the amount of aid that you are receiving exceeds the balance due to UTSA, you will be issued the difference to assist you with your cost of living expenses.  There are two options for receiving these funds:mens basketball

Direct Deposit

With direct deposit, the funds will be deposited directly into your bank account within about 2-3 business days after they disburse at UTSA. You can sign up for direct deposit on your ASAP account.


Funds will automatically be mailed to the mailing address that we have on record for you if you have not signed up for direct deposit.   The amount of time that it takes a check to reach you may take at least 7-10 business days from the date that they funds disburse at UTSA.  If you prefer this method, please make sure that your address information is current.  Otherwise your check will be mailed to the wrong address and further delay the amount of time it takes for you to receive your funds.

It is recommended that you sign up for direct deposit.  Funds take much longer to reach you if they are mailed to you since students move several times throughout their college career or their home mailing address is often out of the area.  Due to the volume of student receiving funds at the same time every semester, refunds are not available for pick up at either of the Fiscal Services offices.