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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...

Tuition increase incoming

The UT System Board of Regents met to discuss all tuition and fee proposals for each UT school.
Courtesy of UT System

Kenyatta Battle

April 4, 2018

UT System Board of Regents approves tuition and fee proposal   The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved UTSA’s two-year tuition and fee increase proposal. According to Kathryn Funk-Baxter, UTSA vice president for business affairs, the proposal, which the Regents app...

Tuition increase proposed

President Eighmy addresses students about the Tuition and Fees Proposal.
Courtesy of Heather Montoya/Paisano

Samuel De Leon

December 6, 2017

UTSA’s Tuition and Fees Committee will soon send its proposal for a tuition increase to UTSA President Taylor Eighmy and then the UT System Board of Regents. With relatively no change in tuition and fees for the past six years, administrators felt it was time for a tuition hike. The committee will subm...

Green Fund reintroduced by UTSA SGA

These trash compacters, found all over campus, are projects of the first Green Fund at UTSA.

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Ben Shirani

December 6, 2017

UTSA may soon reinstitute student-mandated contributions toward a Green Fund. A proposal of the Tuition and Fees Committee would add a student services charge earmarked for projects, intended to make UTSA a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. In 2009, the Texas House of Representative...

Work now, study later

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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...

I didn’t graduate in four years… and that’s okay

I didn’t graduate in four years... and that’s okay

Ashlee Morales

December 15, 2016

We begin college aiming for the ever-elusive four-year graduation. We get our degree plans all mapped out and start working towards a degree and, ultimately, our  future. It’s supposed to only take four years, right? From the time we’re capable of riding the elementary school bus alone, we’r...

Bills seek to tie college tuition to inflation

April 21, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Public universities in Texas might not have the power to control increases in their tuition costs much longer. If passed, Senate Bill 778 (SB 778) will require all public universities in Texas to meet certain criteria before increasing tuition costs. Filed by Se...

Proposed bill would tie tuition to inflation

April 14, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Since 2003, The Texas Legislature has relinquished the ability to set the price of college tuition to the Board of Regents of Individual University Systems (BRIUS). Since the deregulation of tuition was passed, Texans have noticed a steady rise in the c...

High hopes for UTSA as new Legislature meets in Austin

January 20, 2015

Although it may be hard to notice all the way from San Antonio, big things could be in store for UTSA as the Legislature meets in Austin this spring. Higher education is high on the agenda of many legislators. From tuition prices to construction projects, what happens in Austin over the next f...

Tuition decrease in students’ future

September 3, 2013

The steep price of tuition should be no surprise for students. UTSA is often considered to be a less expensive alternative to its flagship university– UT Austin. The average yearly tuition at UTSA is $8,410, books and supplies can cost up to $1,000 and room and board is estimated to cost $8,696 ...

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...

Despite new tuition hike, UTSA remains financially competitive

February 20, 2013

Will Tallent/ The Paisano Last week, the UT System Board of Regents voted to increase tuition at UTSA by 0.6percent, which will take effect in Fall 2013.The current cost of tuition and fees at UTSA is $9,004 per year, an increase from $7,242 just five years ago.By comparison, UT Aust...