Nov. 15, 2019 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve the tuition and fees proposals for its eight academic institutions, including UTSA, for the next two years. The board specifically held to a 2.6% increase for each institution—consistent with the Higher Education Price Index inflation adjustment—for each year, balancing affordability for students, while advancing highest institutional strategic priorities, and reflecting continuing efforts to reduce operational costs.
UTSA’s FY 2021/FY 2022 proposal will generate additional funds to support student success initiatives, boost faculty support, fund new academic advising resources and provide new revenue to increase the financial aid available to UTSA students who come from households with a median annual income at or below San Antonio’s median income. Additionally, it will support an upgrade to UTSA’s technology infrastructure.
“UTSA is a prosperity driver for the Greater San Antonio region that delivers a high-quality education to prepare students for success in the jobs of tomorrow,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. “We strive to maintain affordability while giving students access to the programs they need to excel in the classroom and in their careers.”
“UTSA is a prosperity driver for the Greater San Antonio region that delivers a high-quality education to prepare students for success in the jobs of tomorrow.”
—PRESIDENT TAYLOR EIGHMY
In FY 2021 and in FY 2022 tuition for students on the university’s traditional rate plan will see a 2.6% increase over current total academic charges, consistent with the Higher Education Price Index’s annual inflation adjustment. Tuition of new students opting for the guaranteed rate plan will see an increase of 7%. The guaranteed rate plan allows entering students to pay a fixed tuition rate for four years.
Over the past five years UTSA’s tuition and fees rates have been among the most affordable in its peer groups. Among UT System institutions, UTSA has experienced the lowest tuition and fees increase: $511 per student, compared to increases at other UT System institutions ranging from $592 to $2,414. Among Texas’ eight emerging research universities, UTSA has experienced the lowest overall tuition and fees increase ($511 per student).
During that same time frame, UTSA’s compound average (year over year) growth rate in tuition and fees (1.7%) has been lower than inflation among cities in the local region (2.2%) and in higher education generally (2.6%).
⇒ Learn more about UTSA’s FY 2021/FY 2022 tuition and fees proposal process.
The College of Sciences will charge differential tuition starting in FY 2021 to support college-specific student success services that enable timely graduation and successful degree completion. Undergraduate students in the college who are taking 15 semester credit hours will be charged a differential tuition rate of $750 in FY 2021 and FY 2022, while graduate students in the college will be charged a differential tuition rate of $450. Students in the College of Business and College of Engineering transitioned to a differential tuition plan in 2019.
Every two years UT System institutions have the opportunity to develop a tuition and fees proposal for consideration by the Board of Regents. Chancellor James B. Milliken asked UT System academic institutions to develop tuition proposals that would be affordable for students, advance highest institutional strategic priorities and reflect continuing efforts to reduce operational costs. UTSA developed its proposal with input from a student group comprised of the President’s Student Advisory Committee, the Student Services Fee Advisory Committee and the Student Government Association Executive Committee and in consultation with the Academic Council, the University Leadership Council and the President’s Cabinet.
Each of the proposals, including UTSA’s, was originally scheduled to be voted on by the Board of Regents in February 2020; however, the regents decided to accelerate their vote, citing the critical importance of affordability and the need to provide as much advanced notice as possible about tuition costs to Texas students and families for planning.
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