Paying for College

Adopted Students Formerly under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) & Current or Former Foster Care Students under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)

 

On behalf of the UT Health San Antonio, we thank you for choosing our institution as the place to further your education. We value you as student and would like to offer resources to help with your new educational journey.

Tuition and Fee Exemption: although it does not cover health insurance, this program exempts payment of tuition and fees. Students must submit a copy of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services letter validating their eligibility to Veteran Services and Financial Aid (VSFA). Males must also provide proof of Selective Service Registration which can be retrieved from www.sss.gov.

Campus Resources

  • Apply to our Programs-Find information on specific programs, degrees and certificates, deadlines and required documents.
  • Student Counseling – Services provided include personal counseling, academic difficulties testing, career issues, medication consultation and more. After-Hour Crisis Intervention available
  • Student Financial Services – Apply for federal/state student aid, submit your UT Health San Antonio Scholarship application, federal work study opportunities and federal loan in-school deferments.
  • Student Life – Get involved in a variety of organizations and events.  We offer mock interviews, resume reviews and post some job announcements for our students.
  • University Registrar. Services provided include, degree audits, web registration, transcript evaluations and maintaining student records.
  • Student Health & Wellness Center– Provides health care services to students, employees and families of the UT System.

External Resources

2016 – 2017 New Work Study Job Postings Coming Soon

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2019-2020 Tuition and Fee Schedules

These tables can help you determine your actual, direct costs to attend the program of your choice.  Small variations may occur due to course-specific fees so please use this as an estimate only.

School of Medicine

School of Dentistry

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Health Professionals

Graduate
Undergraduate

School of Nursing

2019-2020 Work Study Employment Forms

Effective 2019-2020, students receive a communication listing the items with a direct link to the form.

Fill out the highlighted portions ONLY- DO NOT fill in the position title.

Fill out highlighted portions ONLY and sign/date on 2nd page.  DO NOT write below your signature.

This is the new I9 form.  Please fill out and print the 1st page only and sign/date.  This form needs to be accompanied by your identification documents described above. You will have to hand write your social security number.

Fill out highlighted portions ONLY.   If you need to make a correction, please complete a new form. HR or our office CANNOT except any errors on this form.   To better understand the impact of how to complete this form and your net earnings, review the IRS W-4 simulation.

Fill out highlighted portions ONLY.  If you want to use a checking account that you use paper checks for, please bring in a “VOID” check to attach to the form.

If you do not turn in one of these forms, your check will be sent to the Financial Aid office.  Our office will email you to pick it up when it is received.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fee Schedules

These tables can help you determine your actual, direct costs to attend the program of your choice.  Small variations may occur due to course-specific fees so please use this as an estimate only.

School of Medicine

School of Dentistry

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Health Professionals

Graduate
Undergraduate

School of Nursing

2021 – 2022 SDS Frequently Asked Questions

The School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been awarded a grant from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for students pursuing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  

The scholarship program aims to increase the:

  1. number of graduates practicing primary care,
  2. enrollment and retention of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and
  3. number of graduates working in medically under-served communities.

What is the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)?

This scholarship program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and it provides for scholarships to full-time, financially needy health professions students from economically or environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds. The program’s goal is to increase the number of students in health professions to provide care to under-served areas and populations following completion of the student’s degree.

You can find detailed information, guidelines, and the application for the SDS Scholarship here.


When do I apply for SDS?

The application cycle for 2021-2022 will be from October 1st to November 14th, 2021.  Submit your completed application and required income and asset information to VSFA@UTHSCSA.EDU.

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Who is eligible to apply?

All DDS Students that believe they have documentation of an economic or environmentally disadvantaged background, US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have financial need based on prior calendar year family income.  Parental income must be used to determine the student’s eligibility in all cases except in those where the student is at least 24 years old and not listed as a dependent on his or her parent’s income tax for the last 3 years

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How are the funds awarded?

All *completed applications received by the deadline are considered by the School of Dentistry Scholarship Committee.  SDS funding is limited and will be awarded until funds are exhausted and not all applicants will receive an award. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that prior recipients of this scholarship will be awarded this year.

For students that are receiving loans up to the student’s total cost of attendance, the scholarship will replace a portion of those loan funds to prevent an over-award of federal funds.  Federal regulations state a student’s total awards cannot exceed their cost of attendance budget.

*A completed application is determined when the application and all required documents are submitted (including requests from Veteran Services and Financial Aid for additional documentation).

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If I receive a full tuition waiver/exemption am I eligible to apply for SDS?

No because this award is intended to assist students with paying their tuition and fees.

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Why do I have to provide my parents’ information?

Veteran Services and Financial Aid is required to request parental data from each applicant. This information is used to show proof of students’ economically disadvantaged background if their parents have an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds according to family size as published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2018 Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines.

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Why do I have to provide 2018 Tax Information?

This HRSA award requires eligibility to be based on income information from the years prior to the application period in order to remain consistent with the Department of Education’s guidelines. For 2021-2022, you will be required to submit 2018 income information, in addition to your 2019 information used to file your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and your 2020 income tax return.

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Why do I have to provide Asset Information?

The information is collected to make an extensive assessment of the student’s need for SDS funds as required by program guidelines.

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What do I submit if my parent(s) file a foreign tax return?

If your parents filed a foreign tax return, please submit a signed copy of each year, 2018 – 2020, along with a translated version into English and conversion of the monetary figures to US Dollars based on the current currency conversion rates.

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What if I consider myself independent from my parents, do I still have to submit parental data?

Parental data will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for economically disadvantaged in all cases except in those where the student is considered independent by being at least 24 years old and has NOT been listed as a dependent on his or her parents’ income tax return for 3 or more years. If selecting to prove independence from parents, you must provide IRS tax returns for the last 3 years (2020, 2019, and 2018) showing the student was not claimed as a dependent of his/her parents tax returns, along with valid state-issued identification to prove your age.  For more instructions on the required documentation, please see the SDS application and guidelines for the current year.

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Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR)

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Chapter 1606 is an educational program for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve, to include the:

  • Army Reserve; Army National Guard
  • Naval Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve; Air National Guard
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Coast Guard Reserve

Basic eligibility for Chapter 1606 – Selective Reserve requires:

  • A 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve
  • Completion of Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT)
  • Satisfactory participation in required Selected Reserve training
  • Completion of High School or GED

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) determine who’s eligible for Chapter 1606.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits                                                                               Delimiting Date:  Generally 14 years from beginning date of eligibility, or on the day student leaves the Selected Reserve

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) Benefits:

  • Students receiving Chapter 1606 benefits are paid a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status.
  • Students receiving CH 1606 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) –  or they can call 1-877-823-2378.

For up to date information about CH 1606, visit the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)website 

 

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Chapter 1607 is an educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve who generally are:

  • Called or ordered to active duty in support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress; for at least 90 consecutive days

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine who’s eligible for Chapter 1607.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits

Delimiting Date:  Generally 10 years from separation date if separated after completing service contract and discharge isn’t dishonorable

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Benefits:

  • Students receiving Chapter 1607 benefits are paid a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status.
  • Students receiving CH 1607 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or they can call 1-877-823-2378.

For additional information about CH 1607, visit the Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) website

 

CHAPTER 30 – Montgomery GI BILL® (MGIB)

Chapter 30 has four eligibility categories but generally, the benefits apply to:

  • Veterans who first entered active duty service after June 30, 1985
  • Veterans who had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months
  • Veterans who received an honorable discharge (this is the only status eligible)
  • Veterans have a High School Diploma or GED

Officers who obtained their commission after December 31, 1976, through a military academy, or through a ROTC scholarship program are not eligible.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits

Delimiting Date:  Generally 10 years after release from active duty

Chapter 30 – Benefits:

  • Veterans using CH30 receive a monthly stipend based on their type of training taken, length of service, eligible category and enrollment status (i.e. full time, half time, etc.)
  • Students receiving CH 30 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)  or by calling 1-877-823-2378

For up to date information about CH 30, click here.

CHAPTER 31 – VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

MP900305933CH 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) benefits are paid to veterans if he or she generally:

  • Has received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Has a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Applies for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services

The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E’s services may be used is 12 years from the latter of:

  • The date of separation from active military service, or
  • The date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation – VA Application Process:

A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must:

  • Apply for services and receive an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)
  • The VRC will work with the veteran to determine if an employment handicap exists as a result of his or her service connected disability
  • If an employment handicap is established and the veteran is found to be entitled to services, the VRC and the veteran will continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the veteran’s rehabilitation and employment needs.
  • The VRC and the veteran will work together to implement the plan to assist the veteran to achieve their employment and/or independent living goals
  • Upon VA Enrollment Certification, the Bursar’s Office will apply a Third Party Payment to the student’s account in anticipation of VA’s Tuition and Fees Payment. This will eliminate the need of a Tuition Emergency Loan.  If the VA does not send the anticipated payment and we are unable to resolve the situation for the student, the student will become responsible for the balance.

For additional information about VR&E contact the Regional Office in the state of the veteran.
The closest Regional Office to UTHSCSA is:
Frank Tejeda
VA Outpatient Clinic
5788 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240.
Contact Phone # (210) 699-5022.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits:

  • Veterans using this benefit have their tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies paid, for a period of time determined by a VA counselor
  • The veteran also receives a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status
  • Veterans receiving CH 31 are not required to verify their attendance with the VA

For up to date information about CH 31, visit the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service GI BILL website.