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Nearly 1,000 freshmen admitted into inaugural Bold Promise class

A sign advertising the Bold Promise program at UTSA's announcement ceremony at the Westside Community Center in December 2019. 72% of Bold Promise recipients are first-generation college students.

Josh Peck, News Editor

October 13, 2020

The Bold Promise program welcomed around 950 students in its first class of freshmen this fall, over 78% of whom identify as Latino or Hispanic. The last-dollar scholarship program provides four years of full tuition and fees for admitted freshmen who rank in the top 25% of their graduating high schoo...

UTSA supports students with financial relief fund

A Roadrunner banner at UTSA. The university has released information regard its reopening this fall.

Ebony Purks, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

UTSA Roadrunner Student Alumni Association (RSAA) has created the Student Emergency Fund (SEF), which offers students experiencing temporary financial insecurity some financial relief. UTSA’s RSAA Student Emergency Fund is for students unable to meet immediate expenses because of emergency situat...

UTSA proposes tuition and fees increases

Graphic by Jacqueline Cantu

Joseph Torres

October 30, 2019

UTSA plans to increase tuition and fees for fiscal years (FY) 21 and 22, starting Fall 2020, with another increase set for Fall 2021. The university has consistently offered the lowest tuition and fees increase among the University of Texas (UT) System institutions. UT System institution increases have...

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Free tuition for low-income students — why not us?

Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

UTSA needs to follow suit with universities that boldly offer tuition-free programs for low-income students. Institutions like Texas State, UT El Paso and UT Austin all proudly offer need-based programs that cover the cost of tuition for students whose median household income falls below a specified...



Donald Escamilla Jr.

April 16, 2019

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form for current or upcoming college students to fill out to see if they are eligible for a grant to help them pay for college. While some would agree that they would not be at college if it wasn’t for FAFSA, others would argue that the process...

Start the school year strong

Lloyd Doggett

August 22, 2017

Whether you’re learning your way around the campus or embracing your last year, I’ve always known Roadrunners to run events, engage with the community, and take on new adventures. I applaud your support for higher education because as the next generation of leaders; your commitment to civic involvement...

Work now, study later

Chase Otero, The Paisano.

Gaige Davila

June 8, 2017

A recent study shows that 52 percent of undergraduate students work through school. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau 2015 American Community Survey, the study, conducted by ADOBO Housing, shows that working students–classified as those who work 27 weeks or more a year–make up 52 percent of...

Improving Access to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Lloyd Doggett

March 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Following his recent efforts to restore full access to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, is introducing the Equitable Student Aid Access Act, which would simplify the ...

Immigration reform has significant impact on Texas economy, students

March 5, 2013

In the debate over the issue of undocumented immigration in Texas, state legislators are exploring solutions such as increasing border patrol and delaying the amnesty process for illegal applicants.San Antonio Congressman Pete Gallego said, “Most people don’t really care where the idea comes f...

Transfer students don’t save money on student loans

January 22, 2013

Students who transfer to a four-year college will accumulate an equal amount of student loan debt as those who never transfer, according to a report released earlier this month. The study, “A Brief Look at Transfer Students and Financial Aid,” conducted by the Texas Guaranteed Student L...