Latest Information Roadrunner Return Fall 2020 | Coronavirus Updates

Dedicated to empowering Roadrunners with a history of foster care.

The Fostering Educational Success Center is a space dedicated for Roadrunners with a history of foster care.  We provide supportive services to eligible students to be successful academically, which include:

Campus Coaching is a unique service offered by the FESC. Our staff are certified Coaches through the Fostering Success Coach training program offered and developed by Western Michigan University. Our Coaches will help you develop important skills to use on campus towards your academic success and also out in the community as you get ready to graduate and launch into your journey outside of higher education. Our goal is to work alongside you in partnership as you design and achieve your goals. We empower you to pursue the path of success that is most meaningful to you!

We encourage all eligible students to enroll and participate in our program. Enrolling in our program is as simple as completing a short information form and assessment with our Campus Coach. The information gathered during the enrollment helps guide our staff to know how we can best support you in your academic career. By enrolling with our program, you will receive an incentive of a $25 value at the time of your assessment. You will also begin to receive information on new resources, programs, and events sponsored by the FESC that you can access throughout your career at UTSA! Some of these programs will include meals, swag, and the opportunity to connect with other students on campus.

Our Center has a dedicated pantry and closet for FESC students. We have a microwave, small refrigerator, and a coffee pot available to you for making small meals or snacks in the Center! Some of the items we typically have in stock are:
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Spaghetti’Os
  • Chips
  • Oatmeal and granola bars
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paper plates and plasticware
  • Binders
  • Pens and pencils
  • Notebook paper
Our pantry and closet supplies are sustained on donations from Campus and Community Champions, and supplies are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We have specific funds available for FESC students experiencing a crisis, and we can assist in covering expenses up to $300 a year to make sure that you can keep making progress towards your academic goals. Some of these expenses may include:
  • Housing (including rental arrears)
  • Utilities (including arrears)
  • Vehicle costs and maintenance
  • Medical expenses
  • Phone/internet
  • Groceries
If you are experiencing an emergency and need to request funds, contact your Campus Coach so we can assist you! *Emergency Funds are available to access remotely during COVID-19 provisions. We are currently working on building capacity for our Emergency Fund resource due to the increase in volume of emergencies our students are experiencing during this time. If you would like to learn more about how you can help contribute to expanding our Emergency Fund, please click here.”

The FESC will be launching a Peer Mentoring program in the Fall 2020 semester. Stay tuned for more details!

The FESC partners with Campus Services to a run Supervised Independent Living (SIL) program on campus at Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, and Alvarez Hall. The SIL program allows UTSA students using their Tuition and Fee Waiver to live on campus and have Housing and Meal Plan costs covered. SIL program participants also receive a $90 monthly stipend to put towards basic living expenses.

SIL program participants live in a single-occupancy room and can work with Campus Services to identify open units. Meal Plans are designated for SIL students and cover the cost of 3 meals daily. The Campus Coach meets with SIL program participants regularly, and all SIL students are eligible for the same FESC program benefits.
This program is for UTSA students in extended foster care with DFPS. For eligibility requirements for extended foster care, please click here. If you are interested in applying for SIL, please contact your caseworker and request a referral. All SIL students must apply for housing through the Campus Services page.
UTSA’s SIL program is contracted with Family Tapestry.

Contact the Fostering Educational Success Center

Visit the Fostering Educational Success Center, located at the UTSA Main Campus in the Student Union (Room SU 2.01.05).  Appointments are not necessary, but if you would like to schedule a time to meet with your Campus Coach, call 210-458-6958 or email  Our office hours are Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.