Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Impact and Benefits of UTSA Mandatory Fees

Even during virtual learning and limited campus operations, mandatory fees provide for essential university functions at UTSA.

Summer 2020 Mandatory Fees Update

Recognizing that the pandemic has put a financial strain on many Roadrunner families, we have worked closely with UT System over the last few weeks to alleviate some of the monetary pressures on our students while they continue to pursue their studies this summer.

The university will waive 100% of these mandatory fees for summer 2020 terms only: Transportation Fee, Student Union Fee and International Education Fee. Additionally, 50% of the Recreation Center Fee will be waived.

For students enrolled in summer courses who have already paid summer fees, a credit for these fees will be applied to their accounts. The credit will first apply against any outstanding balances. If the amount of the credit exceeds the student’s account balance, that difference will be refunded to the student.

Visit the Fiscal Services website for more detailed information regarding updated summer 2020 fee schedules.

Fee Information

Read below to learn more about how other programs and offices funded by mandatory fees have adapted to continue supporting UTSA students, both now and when normal campus operations resume. 

Library Fee

Provides for digital services and content including e-journals, e-books and streaming media; online discovery tools and research guides; remote instruction sessions and research consultations; access to UTSA Special Collections; and Open Educational Resources. In response to the pandemic, more librarians have been assigned to its virtual reference schedule to accommodate increased demand. Additionally, the libraries have loaned nearly 100 laptops to students due to the transition to online instruction.

Benefit
  • Offers 24 hour a day access to more than two million digital publications.
  • Provides researchers access to a vast and dynamic array of scholarly journals, databases, guides and tutorials, and unique Special Collections materials and archives.
  • Provides students who might not otherwise be able to afford textbooks with online versions at no cost.

Campus Recreation Fee

Supports salaries, programs, utilities, debt service and operational costs including the maintenance and improvement of facilities.

The exact timing of the re-opening of the Campus Rec Center is to be determined and will depend on a number of health and safety factors. A portion of the fee goes to support staff who are working on the steps necessary to re-open the Campus Rec in a manner that aligns with public health guidelines.

This summer Campus Rec is offering a full set of virtual programming for students, including:

  • Live Group Exercise Classes through Zoom
  • On-Demand Workouts on You Tube/Social Media
  • Online Fitness Consultations with Personal Trainers
  • Virtual Nutrition Assessments
  • At-Home Fitness Competitions
  • Fitness Challenges on TikTok
  • eSports Tournaments in collaboration with the Student Union
  • Demonstration Kitchen Online 

Athletics Fee

Helps fund student athlete scholarships, coaches’ salaries, recruiting, academic tutoring, strength and conditioning, and medical training, all of which are continuing during remote learning so student athletes are prepared to succeed in the classroom and on-field when they return. Some student athletes will return to campus this summer for limited athletic training.

Benefit
  • Supports participation in NCAA Division I FBS Athletics, the highest level of collegiate athletics competition, helping to raise national awareness and prominence of UTSA.
  • Serves as an enrollment marketing resource for the university by exposing the UTSA brand to prospective students/families nationally via conference play and game broadcasts.

Medical Services Fee

This fee supports staff salaries and programs at Student Health Services, which provides medical services to all UTSA students. In response to the pandemic, Student Health Services has continued to provide in-person services to those UTSA students remaining in on-campus housing; telephone and virtual consultations are available to all students remotely.

Benefit
  • Provides medical evaluations for minor injuries or illnesses; women’s health services; and immunizations.
  • Provides services, programs and outreach activities that aim to promote healthy lifestyles among UTSA students.
  • Offers resources for common health problems and topics.