Tuition & Fees

Traditional Rate Plan (click to show more)
Notes about plan:
  1. The Traditional Rate Plan consists of a combination of per-hour & per-semester tuition and fees, including some with minimum and/or maximum authorized amounts.
  2. Details concerning the approved rates and the purpose of each fee can be found in Chapter 3 of the UTSA Information Bulletin.
Guaranteed Tuition Plan (Optional -- must opt-in.) (click to show more)
Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Schedule Notes about plan:
  1. Guarantees Designated tuition and mandatory fees will not rise for twelve consecutive semesters for Undergraduate students only.
    • First-time freshmen rates are guaranteed for twelve consecutive semesters beginning with their initial semesters' enrollment.
    • Continuing Students who first enrolled at UTSA before Fall 2014 are NOT eligible for the GTP
    • Transfer students must opt-into the Guaranteed Rate Plan at the time of their registration at the other institution to lock in that years' rate or may opt-in prior to the payment deadline during their initial semester at UTSA to lock in the applicable rate for that Cohort year.
  2. Must opt-in prior to the payment deadline during their initial semester at UTSA, or during the initial semester at another institution if transferring to UTSA.
  3. Must enroll in 15 or more Semester Credit Hours (SCH) as of Census date in initial semester at UTSA.
  4. Must complete 30 SCH's within each academic year at UTSA.
  5. Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  6. Total Academic Cost for this plan is higher as compared to the initial year of the Traditional Rate Plan, but offers assurances that your rates will not increase for twelve consecutive semesters.

Application Form
To request the Guaranteed Tuition Plan, please complete the application form located here and submit the completed/signed form to either Fiscal Services office locations at: Main Campus: John Peace Library (JPL) at JPL 1.03.06 or at the Downtown Campus at Frio Street (FS) Building 2.424-1.

Guaranteed Tuition Plan FAQs (click to show more)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Is the Guaranteed Tuition Plan mandatory or optional?
  2. Who is eligible to participate?
  3. What is guaranteed?
  4. When do the Guaranteed Tuition Plans expire?
  5. What is required of the student in order to keep the Guaranteed Tuition Plan?
  6. What happens if the plan expires or student is disqualified from the Guaranteed Tuition Plan?

  1. Optional. A student must opt in to the plan. Once the GTP plan is selected, students CANNOT revert back to the Traditional Rate Plan. Students will be moved to the Traditional Rate Plan in the event they fail to maintain eligibility or fail to graduate by the expiration of their GTP Rate Plan.
  2. All undergraduates (First-time Freshmen and Transfer students) except for continuing UTSA students who first enrolled at UTSA prior to Fall 2014.
  3. Designated Tuition
    Each year, when a new cohort is established, the designated tuition rate under the guaranteed rate plan will be higher than the rate in effect under the traditional rate plan, but is guaranteed to not increase for 12 consecutive semesters.
    Mandatory Fees
    HB29 prohibits an institution from charging higher fees to a student participating in a guaranteed rate plan; therefore, the mandatory fees of each cohort will be locked in at the same rates in effect under the traditional rate plan at the time of enrollment in the Guaranteed Tuition Plan. If a mandatory fee should increase at some point in the future, the mandatory fee rates of cohorts already locked in will not change. Only new Guaranteed Tuition Plan cohorts and students on the traditional rate plan will pay the new increased rate.
    For example, if a student is locked into the Fall 2015 cohort, the student will assume the mandatory fee rates of the traditional rate plan in effect at that time. For a first-time freshman, his or her mandatory fee rates will not change for the next 12 semesters. If a mandatory fee increases the following year, the 2016 cohort will assume the new fee rate and will lock that in for the next 12 semesters. The 2015 cohort fee rate would not change.
  4. First time freshman
    Guaranteed Tuition Plans for first-time freshmen are guaranteed for 12 consecutive semesters beginning in the initial enrollment semester. The guaranteed rates will be locked in for 12 consecutive semesters regardless if the student enrolls in each semester, unless the student does not meet the continuing eligibility criteria.
    Transfer Students
    If a transfer student is interested in enrolling in UTSA’s guaranteed tuition plan, the student must sign the UTSA Guaranteed Tuition Plan Application Form at the time of their enrollment at the other institution to lock in that years’ applicable rate. Transfer students who opt-in to the GTP plan upon their transfer to UTSA will lock in the GTP rate applicable for that Cohort year. Transfer students who intend to lock-in a four year rate may have only one valid agreement with a four-year institution in effect at any given time.
    Transfer students will assume the guaranteed rate of the cohort that was in effect the year of the transfer student’s initial enrollment at any institution and upon their execution of the agreement. Their plans will expire 12 consecutive semesters after their initial execution of the GTP Application Form.
  5. The following are required of the student:
    1. Enroll in 15 or more college credit hours as of Census date in initial semester at UTSA
    2. Successfully complete 30 semester credit hours within each academic year at UTSA
    3. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at UTSA
    4. Courses taken at a community college will not count toward the 15 or 30 hour requirement. Dual credit courses will not count toward the 15 or 30 hour requirements.
  6. When the period of eligibility expires, students will default to the Traditional Rate Plan until graduation. Generally, the guarantee will not extend beyond four years, but extenuating circumstances may allow the guarantee to be extended for up to two additional years.

    A student wishing to submit an appeal should clearly outline extenuating circumstances beyond their control and submit to as soon as possible. The decision to extend the tuition guarantee ultimately rests with the University.

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How to Pay for Tuition and Fees

Accepted Forms of Payment

Method of Payment Online via ASAP By-phone Drop Box By-mail By-mail In-person
Cash No No No No Yes Yes
Personal Check Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Money Order or Cashier's Check No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Credit Card Yes No No No No Yes
Additional forms of payment are:

Tuition and Fee Changes for Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Review Fee Changes

Traditional Plan Tuition and Summary Fee Schedules

Undergraduate Students Graduate Students Summary Description of Student Fees and Charges

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