Types of Financial Aid
Financial Aid comes in many forms and includes funds at offered at the federal, state and institutional level. Most financial aid funds are awarded based off financial information provided on your FAFSA. Award packages can consist of a combination of these funds. Scholarships and grants are considered "gift" aid since they typically require no repayment. Loans and work-study are considered "self-help" aid. Loans are funds that require repayment and work-study pays to a student after a job is secured and hours are worked. For details about each of these types of aid, please click on a category below.
Categories of Aid
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 eligibility conditions are met and funds are available. This program, established in 2007-2008, assists Texas-resident students with a family income of $30,000 or less by pledging to provide enough in gift aid to pay UTSA tuition and mandatory fees. Please view specific eligibility requirements by clicking the links for prospective students and current students.
Other Special Programs or Tuition Assistance
House Bill 1403 Students
International Student Aid Programs
Texas Tomorrow Fund & Other 529 or Pre-Paid Tuition Plans
UT Online Consortium
UTSA Employee Educational Benefit (EEB) Program