Financial Aid for New Students
Welcome to UTSA! There are many steps involved with receiving your financial aid, so this checklist is designed to give you an overview of the financial aid process. Disbursement of financial aid is typically 10 days prior to the start of term. To ensure financial aid disbursement prior to tuition deadlines, it is important that all necessary documents required for your financial aid is turned in a minimum of 10 business days prior to the start of term. All students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order for disbursement to take place as well as meet enrollment requirements. Many financial aid awards (such as Texas Grant, scholarships or contractual agreements like the UTSAccess Program) have more stringent academic requirements than our SAP policy. You should check out each individual award for the terms and conditions.
All official correspondence between our office and you will be sent through your preferred email address as indicated on ASAP. It is necessary that you check both your email and ASAP for information about items outstanding and other award information. View our tutorials for help on how to navigate ASAP for financial aid.
Please review the following links for information about financial aid for first-time freshman and freshman transfer students.
Please note that final high school transcripts must be recieved and processed by admissions in order for financial aid to disburse.
Applying for Aid using FAFSA
Notification of Awards
The Importance of Checking ASAP and Email
Granting Permission to your Student Account to Parents or Third Parties
Grants Available at UTSA
Loans Available at UTSA
Scholarships (General Scholarship Deadline is February 15 for the next aid year)
Prepaid Tuition Plans, 3rd Party Payments and Exemptions
Disbursement of Financial Aid
All correspondence from our office is sent to student's preferred email account as indicated on ASAP. This includes information on awards, outstanding requirements, holds, Satisfactory Academic Progress and responses to inquiries sent to us over email. It is importance you routinely check your email (and update your email address if necessary) to stay informed with what's going on with your student account.
In addition to checking your email you may also check your financial aid status on ASAP. This includes information on holds, outstanding requirments, award offers, status of submitted documents and checking if financial aid is disbursed to your student account. View our tutorials for guidance on how to navigate ASAP for financial aid.