Mandatory Semester Fees and Charges
First Semester Only
Students are assessed the following one-time charges in their first semester at UTSA.
General Property Deposit
Every student must make a general property deposit of $10 at the time of initial registration to protect the University from losses such as property loss, damage, or breakage; violation of rules in any University library or laboratory; failure to return keys furnished by the University; or damage to or loss of any other University property.
The deposit, less outstanding charges, is refunded upon request only when the student officially withdraws from school or graduates. When the property deposit refund is requested, the student has the option to elect that the property deposit refund be used to pay the first year’s dues in the UTSA Alumni Association. The form for requesting a refund or that the deposit be used for association dues is available at the Office of Fiscal Services. A general property deposit that remains without call for refund for a period of four years from the date of last attendance at UTSA shall be forfeited, and the deposit shall become operative to the permanent use and purpose of student scholarships.
An orientation charge of up to $150 (charge includes a $50 prepayment requirement) is assessed to all new freshmen and freshman-transfer students (who transfer fewer than 30 semester credit hours to UTSA from another college), when they are admitted to UTSA. Orientation programs provide information about UTSA’s academic requirements, campus services and resources, and include academic advising and course registration. Orientation is mandatory for new freshmen and freshman-transfer students and preregistration is required for these programs. Transfer students (who transfer 30 or more semester credit hours to UTSA from another college) who select to participate in Orientation are assessed $55 and attend a one-day program tailored to their specific needs. Further information is available from Orientation and Family Programs.
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
The following charges are assessed to all students each semester whether or not the student uses or takes full advantage of the underlying service provided by the fee.
Pursuant to Subchapter B, Chapter 54, Texas Education Code, each student who registers at UTSA is required to pay tuition (see “Exemption from Tuition, Fees, and Charges”) according to the number of semester credit hours for which registration is completed and according to his or her residence classification (see the Fiscal Services website).
A charge of $120 per semester is assessed to each undergraduate enrolled at UTSA to provide advising services.
A charge of $20 per semester credit hour with a maximum of $240 per semester is assessed all students to provide funding for UTSA athletic programs.
Automated Services and Computer Access Charge
Each student who registers at UTSA is required to pay a $25 per semester-credit-hour charge. The minimum charge is $100, and the maximum charge is $300 per semester. This fee is to defray costs associated with managing, maintaining, upgrading, and general operations of the University’s technology infrastructure, electronic resources and online services.
International Education Fee
A $2 per semester fee will be assessed to all students enrolled at UTSA to cover the costs of the international education program.
Library Resources Charge
A charge of $14 per semester credit hour is assessed to all students enrolled at UTSA to defray costs of providing library services.
Medical Services Fee
A $32.70 per semester fee is assessed to all students for medical services provided at Student Health Services.
Recreation Center Fee
A $120 per semester fee is assessed to all students to defray costs to finance, construct, operate, maintain, or improve student recreational facilities.
Student Data Management Fee
A $10 per semester charge will be assessed to all students enrolled at UTSA to defray costs associated with the management of student data across the various functional areas of the Registrar’s Office including but not limited to: maintenance of student records in Banner, grade and transcript processing, residency and athletic eligibility certification, data reporting and related Registrar’s Office administrative activities.
Student Services Fee
A compulsory student services fee of $15.40 per semester credit hour, with a maximum of $184.80 per semester is charged all students. This fee provides services and activities that are separate and apart from the regularly scheduled academic functions of the University and directly involve or benefit students. These services and activities include student government and organizations, financial aid, counseling, and career services, and other student activities and services.
Teaching and Learning Center Support Charge
A charge of $5 per student is assessed to defray costs associated with the support of center operations and learning needs of students.
A $20 per semester fee is assessed all students to defray the cost of providing transportation services, including capital expenses.
University Center Fee
The University Center fee of $10 per semester credit hour with a minimum of $40, and a maximum of $120 per semester is assessed all students. This fee is used for the sole purpose of financing, operating, maintaining, and improving the student union building.
University Publication Charge
A $5 per semester charge will be assessed all students enrolled at UTSA to cover the costs of providing catalogs, course schedules, and other official publications.
A student fee of $3 is assessed each semester as a service charge for the student photo-identification card. This charge does not entitle the student to a new card each semester.