What does it really cost to get your degree? Being informed of all the costs associated with going to college can help you set an appropriate spending plan and figure out how much you may need to borrow in the form of student loans (if at all). Remember, every dollar you borrow will have to be repaid with interest, so it's to your benefit to know the true cost of your degree and keep borrowing to a minimum.
Financial Aid and Enrollment Services determines a cost of attendance (COA or budget) each year for students attending UTSA. It's based on an average cost a student will incur for the year and includes: tuition and fees, books, housing (whether on campus, off campus or at home with family), food, transportation, and personal expenses. This COA may be estimated higher than what your actual costs may be. Evaluate what your actual costs will be. Once you have your financial aid award letter from the schools you are interested in attending, you can use the following calculator provided by the government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/compare-financial-aid-and-college-cost/ to compare financial aid packages and college cost.
The College for All Texans Net Price Calculator is designed to help current and prospective students, their families and other consumers estimate the net price of a given higher education institution. You can compare the calculated net price of up to three education institutions so that you can compare costs and make the decision of which school works for you best from a financial standpoint.