Section 3: Request for Increases in Total Academic Cost by Student Population

Please briefly describe your general tuition-and-fee structure:

UTSA offers a Traditional Tuition Rate Plan and a Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan. Under the traditional plan our tuition varies with the number of semester credit hours enrolled. Some mandatory fees are charged by semester only and others are charged by semester credit hour. The guaranteed plan offers students and families the option to elect predictable and stable undergraduate tuition pricing over a period of 12 consecutive semesters. The plan is priced to save students approximately $600 over four years and also has requirements to complete 30 hours per academic year. This plan is supportive of the student success pathway to “Graduate in 4.” Further, this year the university will be recommending differential tuition rates for student taking upper level courses in the College of Business and College of Engineering to support the higher cost of instruction.

Differential Tuition Increases - Background

The College of Business seeks to improve the student academic experience and accelerate student progress towards timely degree completion and full employment upon graduation. UTSA is proposing College of Business differential tuition of $42 per SCH for upper division courses for undergraduates and $129 per SCH for graduate courses. Differential tuition will allow all College of Business course fees to be collapsed into tuition. These rates are comparable to College of Business courses at other institutions.

The College of Engineering seeks to close the gap on a critical deficiency – the lack of technician support for laboratory courses. UTSA is proposing College of Engineering differential tuition of $55 per SCH for upper division courses for undergraduates and all graduate courses. The college will collapse all course fees into the tuition with this proposal.

Even with differential tuition, the college still ranks eighth among fourteen other public engineering institutions in total price.

Differential tuition will be charged to students in the College of Business and College of Engineering who are enrolled in upper-division undergraduate courses and in graduate/doctoral courses. Average course fees will be lower for College of Business students and zero for College of Engineering students.

UTSA will designate 15% of differential tuition revenues for financial aid for College of Business and College of Engineering students.

Note that differential tuition rates will not be implemented until Fall 2019.


3A. Traditional Tuition Rate Plans (if applicable):

Please list and discuss the specific requests for increases in total academic costs for the average full-time student in each of the four categories: Resident Undergraduate, Non-Resident Undergraduate, Resident Graduate, and Non- Resident Graduate. Complete the corresponding excel worksheets. If there are any proposed increases to mandatory fees, provide the statutory authority, referenda information (if relevant), and rationale.

The proposal reflects an increase in overall academic costs for undergraduates (resident and non-resident) in the traditional tuition plan. These plans were discussed and reviewed by our Tuition and Fee Committee with an emphasis on being able to increase several mandatory fees to provide services students need and to continue student success initiatives. The increases proposed and supported by the committee are:

  • Base and also for weighted average total academic cost increase of 0.9% resident and 1.9% increase non-resident in Fall 2018
  • Base total academic cost increase of 1.8% for resident undergraduate and 2.5% for non-resident in Fall 2019
  • Total academic cost including a weighted average for differential tuition (that only applies to the College of Business and the College of Engineering) reflects an increase of 4.1% for residents and 3.4% for non-residents in Fall 2019

For the graduate student (resident and non-resident) traditional tuition plan, the university is proposing a slight decrease in Fall 2018, followed by an increase in Fall 2019. These plans were discussed and reviewed by our Tuition and Fee Committee. Graduate student plans include the same mandatory fee increases as the undergraduate plans.

  • Base and also for weighted average total academic cost increase of 1.9% for resident and 2.2% increase non-resident in Fall 2018
  • Base total academic cost increase of .8% both resident and 1.5% increase for non-resident in Fall 2019
  • Total academic cost including a weighted average for differential tuition (that only applies to the College of Business and the College of Engineering) reflects an increase of 6.2% for residents and 3.8% for non-resident in Fall 2019

Traditional (Variable) Tuition: Resident, Undergraduate

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost – Average Resident Undergraduate Student Enrolled in 15 SCH

Fall 2017 Cohort Baseline TAC Fall 2018 Cohort Baseline TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2017 Amount Increase over Fall 2017 Fall 2019 Cohort Proposed TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2018 Amount Increase over Fall 2018
Statutory Tuition 750.00 750.00 0.0% 0.00 750.00 0.0% 0.00
Designated Tuition 2,567.25 2,589.45 0.9% 22.20 2,693.70 4.0% 104.25
Mandatory Fees 1,372.50 1,395.18 1.7% 22.68 1,417.86 1.6% 22.68
Average Course Fees 255.00 255.00 0% 0.00 216.00 -15.3% 39.00
Base Total Academic Cost 4,944.75 4,989.63 .9% 44.88 5,077.56 1.8% 87.93
Weighted Average Differential Tuition NA NA NA NA 115.77 NA 115.77
Weighted Average Total Academic Cost 4,944.75 4989.63 .9% 44.88 5,193.33 4.1% 203.70


Traditional (Variable) Tuition: Non-Resident, Undergraduate

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost – Average Resident Undergraduate Student Enrolled in 15 SCH

  Fall 2017 Cohort Baseline TAC Fall 2018 Cohort Baseline TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2017 Amount Increase over Fall 2017 Fall 2019 Cohort Proposed TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2018 Amount Increase over Fall 2018
Statutory Tuition 6,975.00 6,975.00 0.0% 0.00 6,975.00 0.0% 0.00
Designated Tuition 3,342.00 3,544.95 6.1% 202.95 3,864.45 9.0% 319.50
Mandatory Fees 1,372.50 1,395.18 1.7% 22.68 1,417.86 1.6% 22.68
Average Course Fees 255.00 255.00 0.0% 0.00 216.00 -15.3% -39.00
Base Total Academic Cost 11,944.50 12,170.13 1.9% 225.63 12,473.31 2.5% 303.18
Weighted Average Differential Tuition NA NA NA NA 115.77 0.0% 115.77
Weighted Average Total Academic Cost 11,944.50 12,170.13 1.9% 225.63 12,589.08 3.4% 418.95


Traditional (Variable) Tuition: Resident, Graduate

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost - Average Resident Graduate Student Enrolled in 9 SCH

  Fall 2017 Cohort Baseline TAC Fall 2018 Cohort Baseline TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2017 Amount Increase over Fall 2017 Fall 2019 Cohort Proposed TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2018 Amount Increase over Fall 2018
Statutory Tuition 900.00 900.00 0.0% 0.00 900.00 0.0% 0.00
Designated Tuition 1,847.25 1,907.64 3.3% 60.39 1,985.58 4.1% 77.94
Mandatory Fees 957.30 974.31 1.8% 17.01 991.32 1.8% 17.01
Average Course Fees 470.00 470.00 0.0% 0.00 341.00 -27.4% 129.00
Base Total Academic Cost 4,174.55 4,251.95 1.9% 77.40 4,217.90 .8% -34.05
Weighted Average Differential Tuition NA NA NA NA 298.16 NA 298.16
Weighted Average Total Academic Cost 4,174.55 4,251.95 1.9% 77.40 4,516.06 6.2% 264.11


Traditional (Variable) Tuition: Non-Resident, Graduate

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost - Average Non-Resident Graduate Student Enrolled in 9 SCH

  Fall 2017 Cohort Baseline TAC Fall 2018 Cohort Baseline TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2017 Amount Increase over Fall 2017 Fall 2019 Cohort Proposed TAC Percent Increase over Fall 2018 Amount Increase over Fall 2018
Statutory Tuition 8,370.00 8,370.00 0.0% 0.00 8,370.00 0.0% 0.00
Designated Tuition 2,599.20 2,853.81 9.8% 254.61 3,153.78 10.5% 299.97
Mandatory Fees 957.30 974.31 1.8% 17.01 991.32 1.8% 17.01
Average Course Fees 470.00 470.00 0% 0.00 341.00 27.4% -129.00
Base Total Academic Cost 12,396.50 12,668.12 2.2% 271.62 12,856.10 1.5% 187.98
Weighted Average Differential Tuition NA NA NA NA 298.30 NA 298.30
Weighted Average Total Academic Cost 12,396.50 12,668.12 2.2% 271.62 13,154.40 3.8% 486.28

3B. Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plans (if applicable):

Please list and discuss the specific requests for increases in total academic costs for the average full-time students in each of the four categories for students enrolled in optional guaranteed tuition rate plans: Resident Undergraduate, Non-Resident Undergraduate (if relevant), Resident Graduate (if relevant), and Non-Resident Graduate (if relevant).

Please estimate the number of students enrolled in the guaranteed tuition rate plans (if optional) in Academic Year 2016 - 2017:

UTSA offers a guaranteed tuition plan for undergraduate students. In reviewing the guaranteed plan and noting the low number of students currently enrolled, the overall base total academic costs will remain approximately the same except for a slight increase for non-resident in Fall 2019.

The guaranteed tuition plan will allow the student to pay the same tuition for 12 consecutive semesters (four years). The university will market this program in conjunction with the existing "Graduate in 4" campaign.

The designated tuition rate decreased slightly to offset the mandatory fee increases being proposed which allowed the base total academic costs to remain flat.

No increases are proposed for resident undergraduate students except for the mandatory fee increases.

  • Base total academic cost will decrease slightly for both Fall 2018 and Fall 2019
  • Total academic cost including a weighted average for differential tuition (that will only apply to the College of Business and the College of Engineering) reflects a slight decrease in Fall 2018 and an increase of 0.9% in Fall 2019

For non-resident undergraduate students in guaranteed plans:

  • Base total academic cost will decrease slightly for Fall 2018 and increase slightly for Fall 2019
  • Total academic cost including a weighted average for differential tuition (that will only apply to the College of Business and the College of Engineering) reflects a slight decrease in Fall 2018 and a 1.5% increase in Fall 2019

GUARANTEED TUITION: RESIDENT, UNDERGRADUATE

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost – Resident Undergraduate – Guaranteed Tuition (15 SCH)

Fall 2017 Cohort

Baseline TAC

Fall 2018 Cohort

Proposed TAC

Percent Increase over Fall 2017

Amount Increase

over Fall 2017

Fall 2019 Cohort

Proposed TAC

Percent Increase over Fall 2018

Amount Increase over Fall 2018

Statutory Tuition

750.00

750.00

0.0%

0.00

750.00

0.0%

0.00

Designated Tuition

3,228.00

3,160.35

-2.1%

-67.65

3,113.70

-1.5%

-46.65

Mandatory Fees

1,372.50

1,395.18

1.7%

22.68

1,417.86

1.6%

22.68

Average Course Fees

255.00

255.00

0.0%

0.00

216.00

-15.3%

-39.00

Base Total
Academic Cost

5,605.50

5,560.53

-0.8%

-44.97

5,497.56

-1.1%

-62.97

Weighted Average Differential Tuition

NA

NA

NA

NA

115.77

NA

115.77

Weighted Average Total Academic Cost

5,605.50

5,560.53

 

-0.8%

-44.97

5,613.33

0.9%

52.80



GUARANTEED TUITION: NON-RESIDENT, UNDERGRADUATE

Summary of Proposed Total Academic Cost – Non-Resident Undergraduate – Guaranteed Tuition (15 SCH)

 

Fall 2017 Cohort

Baseline TAC

Fall 2018 Cohort

Proposed TAC

Percent Increase over Fall 2017

Amount Increase

over Fall 2017

Fall 2019 Cohort

Proposed TAC

Percent Increase over Fall 2018

Amount Increase over Fall 2018

Statutory Tuition

6,975.00

6,975.00

0.0%

0.00

6,975.00

0.0%

0.00

Designated Tuition

4,359.75

4,292.10

-1.6%

-67.65

4,387.95

2.2%

95.85

Mandatory Fees

1,372.50

1,395.18

1.7%

22.68

1,417.86

1.6%

22.68

Average Course Fees

255.00

255.00

0%

0.00

216.00

-15.3%

-39.00

Base Total

Academic Cost

12,962.25

12,917.28

-0.3%

-44.97

12,996.81

0.6%

79.53

Weighted Average Differential Tuition

NA

NA

NA

NA

115.77

NA

115.77

Weighted Average Total Academic Cost

12,962.25

12,917.28

-0.3%

-44.97

13,112.58

1.5%

195.30



Guaranteed Tuition is not offered to graduate students at this time