UTSAccess Program 2013-2014
The UTSAccess program is designed to promote the timely graduation of undergraduates from UTSA and is available for up to four years as long as all financial and academic eligibility conditions are met. Continuation of this program for 2013-2014 is contingent upon funding.
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.
To qualify for the UTSAccess program, students must:
- Be a first-time Freshman
- Be a Texas resident
- 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 and be admitted to UTSA by March 15, 2013
- Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline. The FAFSA must produce a valid Student Aid Report 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 1213 FAFSA.
New First Time Freshmen entering UTSA Fall 2013
- Agreements to participate in the UTSAccess program will be completed during New Student Orientation.
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 Cummulative GPA of 2.0 and earn 24 hours in fall 2013 and spring 2014 in order to remain in the UTSAccess Program for 2014-2015. 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 2014 semester will not be awarded for 2014-2015 as UTSAccess students. Students in this situation may attend summer 2014 to try and regain eligibility for 2014-2015. 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 2014 and request a review of your file.