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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Texas at San Antonio tuition is $5,308 per year for in-state residents. This is 25% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 66% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,399 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 19th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 74th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $16,507 which represents a 211% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,661 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,969.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,234 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in San Antonio should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,582 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,666 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to UTSA is $23,285 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $34,484.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for The University of Texas at San Antonio and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Texas at San Antonio
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $23,285
   In-State Tuition$5,308
   Other Fees$2,661
   Room and Board$11,234
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,582
   Books and Supplies$1,500
Non-Resident Total Budget $34,484
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,507
   Other Fees$2,661
   Room and Board$11,234
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,582
   Books and Supplies$1,500

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,285 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UTSA net price for in-state students is $10,787* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

60% of The University of Texas at San Antonio students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,339. 45 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,541. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Texas at San Antonio, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for The University of Texas at San Antonio
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,787*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid60%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,339
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants45%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,541

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$8,462
$30,001 to $48,000$8,825
$48,001 to $75,000$12,424
$75,001 to $110,000$17,472
$110,000+$18,589

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,285 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,285. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

40%
26%
33%

Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $8,339

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 26% - $5,450

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $6,914

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. The University of Texas at San Antonio
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi7.9% less expensive
Angelo State University23.5% less expensive
The University of Texas Pan American15.3% more expensive
Midwestern State University1.7% less expensive
East Central University0.1% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UTSA is $93,140 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,130 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $36,520**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $116,425 or $45,650 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,654
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,642
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,254
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,242

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at The University of Texas at San Antonio are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$221
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$663
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$688
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,064
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,752

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 48% of The University of Texas at San Antonio students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,450. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $25,828.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Texas at San Antonio? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $36,520, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $45,312.95. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 60% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,130. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Texas at San Antonio student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$377.61
Amount Borrowed$36,520.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,792.95
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$45,312.95

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UTSA? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending The University of Texas at San Antonio, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $45,312.95 would be needed to afford a $377.61 monthly payment in the example $36,520.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to The University of Texas at San Antonio in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,742 to $5,308. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $93,140.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$32,022$128,089
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$40,869$163,478
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $52,161$208,644
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $60,383$241,531

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Texas at San Antonio to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 212 10% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 144 0% cheaper
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 109 28% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 75 19% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 73 18% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 62 16% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 61 14% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 54 19% cheaper
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 45 4% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 45 12% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 44 1% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 36 20% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 28 20% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 24 17% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 20 15% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 18 30% cheaper
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 15 17% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 14 19% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 13 17% cheaper
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 13 18% cheaper
Social Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 27% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 12 7% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 10 6% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 10 14% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 10 16% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 9 7% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 9 38% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 9 14% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 8 17% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 2% costlier
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 7 34% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 6 5% cheaper
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Bachelor's Degree 6 31% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 6 6% costlier
Music Management Bachelor's Degree 6 13% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 22% cheaper
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 5 11% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 18% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 16% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 27% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 4 3% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 29% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 2 16% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 2 24% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 2 8% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 2 14% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 19% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Tourism and Travel Services Management Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper

Calculators

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About The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a four year public college located in San Antonio, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 22,125 and part time is 6,834. Learn more about getting accepted at The University of Texas at San Antonio at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas
78249-1644

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

The University of Texas at San Antonio cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229027 IPEDS survey data.