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UTSA offers $1.5 million in financial aid for summer

By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(April 26, 2006)--The UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid has set aside $1.5 million in grants, loans and work-study positions for summer 2006. Additionally, to make taking summer classes a more attractive and beneficial proposition for students, the office worked with academic departments to increase the number of class sections by 16 percent. UTSA students were notified by e-mail last week of the additional summer financial aid opportunities.

Class section increases for summer are in all UTSA colleges, and more classes are being offered and more financial aid is available than in any previous summer. More classes plus more financial aid mean that there are more opportunities for students to graduate sooner and start earning money in the work force.

The financial aid, which will be distributed according to need, is open to undergraduate and graduate students who already have attended UTSA classes.

"We encourage our students to take advantage of this additional funding we have budgeted for the summer," said Lisa Blazer, assistant vice president for financial aid. "If you have already completed the FAFSA, all you have to do is submit the summer financial aid application. The earlier you apply, the better."

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Download the summer financial aid application at the Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services Web site.

To receive financial aid in the summer, undergraduate students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in 3 credit hours.

For more information, contact Enrollment Services at (210) 458-8000 or e-mail For walk-in counseling, visit the Enrollment Services Center at the 1604 Campus or Downtown Campus.

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