The Financial Aid and Scholarships office administers a variety of scholarships funded by the university and donors who support UTSA. One of the best ways to cover tuition costs is to apply for scholarships—they provide financial aid funds that you don’t have to pay back. Although some scholarships are awarded automatically, most require an application separate from completing your FAFSA. One Stop can help you learn about the different types of scholarships available and how you can be awarded them.
UTSA offers the merit-based Distinguished Transfer Scholarship to students who display exceptional scholastic achievement at their previous institution. Non-resident and international students awarded the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000.00 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This scholarship is valued at up to $6,000 ($1,500 each semester) for up to four consecutive semesters (not including summers) if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis, while funding is still available. Eligible applicants must have a 3.8 GPA, and have completed at least 24 credits. In order to fully renew this award, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn at least 24 credits. This is offered twice a year, with May and October deadlines.