The UTSAccess program guarantees to cover only UTSA tuition and mandatory fees for Texas residents pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA for the Fall and Spring semesters. Eligible participants in the UTSAccess program will receive gift aid (grants and/or scholarships) to meet the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Work-study and low interest student loans will be awarded to cover additional educational costs such as room, board and transportation.
The UTSAccess program also has offered work-study funds for students to help cover the cost of room and board and other educational expenses. Students may work on campus for approximately 10-12 hours per week to help support their additional costs and will gain work experience in a variety of departments while becoming involved in campus life. Students also will be provided low interest loans to assist with additional education expenses over and above tuition and fees.
At UTSA, we want you to succeed in your academics and achieve your career goals. UTSAccess guarantees tuition and fees for up to four years if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements – just meet us half way by studying hard and completing your academic requirements.
Along with Financial Aid Resources, UTSAccess will also provide support to students that help them continue at UTSA and graduate on time. Support programs include assistance with increased advising, financial aid counseling, money management programs, and tutoring.
In order to qualify for the UTSAccess program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have a family income of $30,000 or less
- Have family wages of $30,000 or less
- Have family reported assets of less than $50,000 (cash, savings, checking, Business, Farm value, Inv. Net Worth)
- Apply for financial aid using the FAFSA every year (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the priority deadline of March 15 each year. The FAFSA must produce a valid Student Aid Report that is free of any rejects.
Priority application deadlines and eligibility criteria may change and must be met each year in order to remain eligible for the UTSAccess program. Changes to your student aid report may affect program eligibility. Please contact the financial aid office prior to making any changes to your FAFSA.
The signed office copy of your agreement to participate must be returned to Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services by September 15, 2012. You will not receive your Spring 2013 financial aid until you have returned your signed office copy. Students who do not wish to participate in the UTSAccess program will not be eligible for program benefits.
At the close of each spring semester, your overall academic performance is reviewed to determine your continued eligibility for the UTSAccess program. Students must maintain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and earn 24 hours in fall 2012 and spring 2013 in order to remain in the UTSAccess Program for 2013-2014. In addition to this, all students must meet UTSA Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive any aid for future semester.
Students who do not meet these requirements at the end of the spring 2013 semester will not be awarded for 2013-2014 as UTSAccess students. Students in this situation may attend summer 2013 to try and regain eligibility for 2013-2014. These reviews are completed after summer grades and GPA post. To be reviewed, please notify Financial Aid and Enrollment Services at the close of summer 2013 and request a review of your file.