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Fall 2020 Fee Info

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

Fall 2020 Mandatory Fees Update

Recognizing that the pandemic has put a financial strain on many Roadrunner families, we have reviewed our mandatory fees and available services. For the fall 2020 semester, we are waiving the transportation fee and the international education fee.

For students enrolled in fall courses who have already paid fall 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.

Fee Information

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

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 the Blue Crew chat service to accommodate increased demand. The libraries have loaned nearly 100 laptops to students due to the transition to online instruction. Additionally, provides access to both the John Peace Library and the Downtown Library for fall 2020.

Benefit

  • Offers 24-hour 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 when available.
  • Provides physical study spaces, access to computers, printers and university WiFi once the John Peace Library and Downtown Library open for fall 2020.
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Supports academic course space, salaries, student wages, programs, utilities, debt service and operational costs including the maintenance and improvement of facilities.

The Recreation Wellness Center will be open for use during the fall. Overall offerings will be adjusted to comply with physical distancing requirements.

Benefit

At this time, Campus Recreation plans to offer the following in-person programs and services:

  • Academic classroom space
  • Weight and cardio areas
  • Lap swimming
  • Personal training by nationally certified personal trainers
  • Group exercise classes
  • Demonstration kitchens
  • Fitness/strength challenges
  • Fit150 – NIRSA national rec movement
  • Outdoor equipment lending
  • Rockwall bouldering
  • Local day adventure trips
  • Intramural individual tournaments and contests
  • Intramural human foosball

Along with in-person offerings, Campus Recreation will continue to offer a full set of virtual programming for students, including:

  • Live group exercise classes
  • On-demand fitness workouts
  • Fitness consultations with nationally certified personal trainers
  • Personal training by nationally certified personal trainers
  • Nutrition assessments with a registered dietician
  • Fitness/strength challenges and competitions
  • eSports tournaments
  • Trick shot tuesdays
  • Demonstration kitchens
  • Fit150 – NIRSA national rec movement
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Supports the overall year-round operations of sponsoring an NCAA Division I FBS athletics program. Helps to fund areas such as marketing, development, game-day operations, spirit squads, travel, recruiting and support services, including academics, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.

Benefit

  • Supports participation in NCAA Division I FBS Athletics, the highest level of intercollegiate 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 and families nationally via conference, regional and national broadcasts.
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Supports medical and mental health services to all currently-enrolled UTSA students at Student Health Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services.

In response to the pandemic, both Student Health Services and Counseling and Mental Health are providing telephone and video conference consultations to all students, with in-person services on the Main Campus at the discretion of the medical provider or counselor.

Benefit

  • Provides medical evaluations for minor injuries or illnesses, women’s health services and immunizations.
  • Provides individual and group counseling services, skills workshops and services for special populations.
  • Provides services, programs and outreach activities that aim to promote wellbeing and healthy lifestyles among UTSA students.
  • Offers resources for common physical and mental health concerns and topics.
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Provides in-person services through the Roadrunner Pantry as well as a full schedule of virtual programs and services. The Student Union operational budget continues to support salaries, utilities and infrastructure costs and projects related to the improvement and maintenance of facilities. On average, the Student Union employs between 150-200 student staff during an academic year, providing valuable experiential learning opportunities.

Although a portion of the Student Union remains open to allow access to the Roadrunner Pantry and The UPS Store, the full re-opening of the Student Union will depend on a number of health and safety factors. A portion of the fee supports staff who remain on campus working in the Pantry and providing daily cleaning efforts to keep students utilizing the Pantry safe.

Benefit

The Student Union continues to provide essential services and student engagement opportunities in both live and on-demand formats, including:

  • Essential food and non-food items provided at no cost through the Roadrunner Pantry from 12pm-4pm Monday through Friday.
  • A live chat service offered by the Information Desk from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist students in navigating virtual resources and questions.
  • Access to The UPS Store, providing in-person services from 12:00 p.m. to 4L00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Campus Technology Store, which provides online orders and curbside pick-up.
  • Programs and events such as poetry slams, panel discussions, watch parties and craft projects.
  • Live concerts on Instagram Live @UTSA_StudentU.
  • Weekly social media giveaway contests.
  • On-demand video series available on YouTube: “Stuck at Home.”
  • eSports tournaments in collaboration with Campus Recreation.
  • Game nights in collaboration with Campus Recreation and Collegiate Recovery.
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This fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to courses that have been offered in hybrid or internet format during the prior academic year. The application of this fee was adjusted to promote consistency and fairness with a new cap at six hours for a maximum charge of $150 per student to lower the impact on students taking over six hours of courses, which previously did not exist. This fee is assessed to defray costs associated with managing, maintaining, upgrading and general operations of the University’s Learning Management System (LMS) and online course development activities.

Benefit

  • Improve consistency and quality in the digital learning experience
  • Enable more development of online and hybrid courses to serve students
  • Equitably share the infrastructure cost among students
  • Encourage faculty to share resources across sections so students have a consistent experience that promotes their success.
  • Expand assistance and teaching resources and tools to support faculty in developing and conducting online courses
  • Expand assistance and learning resources and tools to support student academic success
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