OCTOBER 13, 2021 — Editor’s note: The following message was sent via email today from Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Veronica Salazar Mendez to all students:
Every two years, UT System convenes the biennial tuition and fees proposal process. During this time, each university submits a proposal to the Board of Regents for consideration. These proposals support operational increases and university priorities, including student success programs, financial aid, and more. As we prepare our proposal for fiscal years 2023 and 2024, we are mindful of the need to continue providing excellent academic opportunities and services, while keeping student costs low.
Reflecting our commitment to affordability, UTSA has the second lowest annual tuition growth rate among UT System research universities, and the lowest tuition and fees of the eight Texas universities designated by the state as Emerging Research Universities. Our proposal will set forth strategies reflecting that commitment while also supporting the university’s strategic efforts to provide quality education programs to all UTSA students.
The development of our tuition and fees proposal is guided by the following principles:
In response to previous guidance from UT System, our proposal focuses on key strategies designed to increase cost predictability for better financial planning, as well as support for increased services for student success. To achieve these strategies, we are considering a move to a differential tuition model that will support college-specific services while eliminating numerous college-wide course fees.
Input from across the university is integral to the proposal process. This week, academic colleges are meeting with student advisory committees to solicit feedback on the proposal. Meetings with key groups, including the Student Government Association (SGA) and the University Leadership Council, are planned in the coming weeks to gather additional feedback and refine the proposal.
On November 1, we will submit our proposal to UT System, and the Board of Regents will consider finalized proposals for approval in February 2022. We will continue to keep you updated as the process moves forward. Additional information can be found on our Tuition and Fees website, which we will continue to update as more information is ready to share.
Our thanks go to the many students and university stakeholders whose feedback helps guide our proposal. We are grateful to the Roadrunner community for recognizing the importance of this process as we strive to balance student success while ensuring we have the funding needed to meet the needs of our growing university.
UTSA invites you to participate in our community altar by RSVP to this event. You can also use this link to learn more about Día de Los Muertos:https://anendlessconnection.weebly.com/the-project.html.Student Union Window Lounge, Main Campus
Mental Health Day is an annual campus-wide event taking place at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The event aims to bring students, faculty, and staff together to learn about the significance of taking care of their mental health.Virtual Event
Beyond Boundaries: Mastering the Liberal Arts is an open-access, student-organized academic journal designed as an inclusive forum for UTSA graduate students to demonstrate original work and experience the process of reviewing, editing, and submitting for publication.Carlos Alvarez College of Business, 1.01.20L, Main Campus
The tuba and euphonium students of Gary Poffenbarger and John Caputo will perform festive pieces in the first of two recitals. More details to come. The Fall 2021 concert schedule is subject to change. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for updates. This concert will be live-streamed via the UTSA Music Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UTSAMusicUTSA Recital Hall, Main Campus
The students of Dr. Isaac Bustos and Prof. Johnny Pena will perform from the Recital Hall stage and via the Department's Facebook page.Recital Hall, 1 UTSA Circle, Main Campus
Presentation by Dr. Ainhoa Vásquez Mejías, professor and researcher from UNAM in Mexico City. It will focus on the influence of drug traffic on different areas of culture, and specifically on literature.Virtual Event
UTSA students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Health Fair on Wednesday. Health and wellbeing information booths and health screenings will be available.HEB Student Union Paseo, Main Campus
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