Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person, on-campus service has been suspended, and our call center will be closed temporarily. You can speak with One Stop through live chat, email, or video appointments. Click here for more info on UTSA’s response on COVID-19.

UTSA Bold Promise

UTSA is committed to providing high-quality, affordable education for anyone who wishes to pursue a degree. UTSA Bold Promise is a tuition promise program that aims to make college more accessible and affordable to graduating High School Texans from middle- and low-income families. Qualifying students will have their tuition and mandatory fees covered 100% for eight fall and spring semesters within a 4-year time period, as long as students maintain eligibility.

How does it work?

Students do not have to apply separately for this program. Bold Promise is automatically awarded to qualified Texas residents who meet the program qualifications listed below, apply to UTSA, get admitted and apply for financial aid by January 15.

How do I qualify?

New Fall 2020 first-time freshman applicants can qualify for the Bold Promise promise program if they meet the following qualifications.

Be a Texas Resident

Have a family income up to $50,500*

Be admitted as a Freshman for Fall 2020 by Jan 15

Submit a FAFSA/TASFA by Jan 15

Rank in top 25% of high school class

Enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) each semester

 

*Student must have financial need. Family income information will be determined from the FAFSA/TASFA. Student must have graduated high school within 16 months of initial enrollment as a first-time freshman. Students must meet the above criteria at the time of admission.

Continuing Eligibility

To continue to receive the Bold Promise, students must meet the following eligibility qualifications.

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 24 hours in fall and spring semesters
  • Remain in good academic standing

Frequently Asked Questions

The Bold Promise is part of the UTSA’s effort to make college more affordable for our students. Starting in Fall 2020, incoming freshmen who qualify will have their tuition and fees covered 100% for eight fall/spring semesters taken within a 4-year time period (approx. $40,000 value), as long as eligibility is maintained. Costs are covered by scholarships, grants or tuition exemptions from federal, state and/or institutional funds.

For eligible students, UTSA will use sources such as scholarships, grants or tuition exemptions that come from the federal, state and institutional levels to cover tuition and mandatory fees.

Students who qualify for the Bold Promise will have their tuition and mandatory fees covered for a maximum of 8 fall and spring semesters, or 4 consecutive years of enrollment.

This program begins for first-time freshmen entering UTSA in the Fall of 2020.

Students who are admitted and submit their FAFSA or TASFA to UTSA by January 15 will automatically be considered for the Bold Promise as long as they meet income and academic criteria. This means the family’s income is up to $50,500* and the student is ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class at the time of admission.

*Students must have financial need. Family income information will be determined from the FAFSA/TASFA. Students must have graduated high school within 16 months of initial enrollment as a first-time freshman. 

Students are automatically considered if UTSA has admitted and received a FAFSA or TASFA by January 15 and they meet the income and academic criteria.

**Please note that if a student is selected for verification and the family income changes after validating tax information, this could impact eligibility for the Bold Promise.

The Bold Promise is for first-time freshmen seeking their first undergraduate degree.

The Bold Promise is for first-time freshmen seeking their first undergraduate degree.

At this time, the Bold Promise is offered to first-time freshmen seeking their first undergraduate degree.

To have tuition and fees covered, students must maintain full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours).

Yes. As they are renewable for up to 4 years in the fall and spring semesters for full-time, new freshmen students in order to support timely graduation. To renew eligibility, you must enroll full-time in fall and spring, submit a FAFSA or TASFA by March 15 each year, maintain a 2.5 UTSA GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 hours.

The Bold Promise covers tuition and fees for fall and spring semesters only.

When you file your FAFSA you will have the opportunity to many forms of aid including potential for works-study and federal direct student loans.

Bold Promise is to be used to cover UTSA tuition and mandatory fees.

Hours

Main Campus

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8am-5pm

Wednesdays
8:30am-5pm

Downtown Campus

Mon-Fri
8:30am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
Closed from 12-1pm

Contact

Email Us

onestop@utsa.edu

Social

Visit Us

One Stop locations are currently closed due to to COVID-19. Reach us via chat or email.

Main Campus

JPL 1.01.04
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Downtown Campus

FS 2.400
501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Welcome

What is one Stop?

The One Stop Enrollment Center assists with all questions related to financial aid, undergraduate admissions and registration. Need help submitting paperwork, want to request a transcript, or verification of enrollment? Our office is here to help!