Tuition and Financial Regulations

The University of the Incarnate Word is an independent institution and receives no direct support from state or federal taxes. Consequently, all University of the Incarnate Word instructional and operating costs are paid by student tuition. The difference between such costs and the amount paid by the student is subsidized by income from endowment, grants for special projects, and gifts from alumni and other friends who recognize the value of our educational programs.

The University of the Incarnate Word endeavors to arrange loans, discounts, grants-in-aid, employment, and scholarships to enable students to continue in an academic program.

Tuition, fees, and other charges vary from year to year. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for a schedule of costs or visit and select the Tuition and Fees link.

Tuition Discounts

Military Discount (see Military Student Policies and Resources section)

UIW Employee Discount

Tuition discounts are available for any individual who is employed at the University of the Incarnate Word, Incarnate Word High School or St. Anthony Catholic High School on a regular, full-time employment agreement (at least 75% of the time) as a faculty, administrator or staff. Employees may receive tuition remission for themselves for undergraduate and/or graduate classes taken at UIW per the guidelines listed in the UIW/IWHS/SACHS Administrator/Staff Guidelines and the Faculty Handbook. Employee tuition waiver forms are available through the Human Resources Office. According to the Administrative/Staff Guidelines, the deadline for submission of Employee Tuition Waiver forms is 14 calendar days after the last day to add a course for the term. For further information, please contact the Human Resources Office at (210) 829-6019. The discount will be applied to tuition only and any other fees associated with enrollment will be the responsibility of the student. Refer to the University Payment Policy located under the Tuition and Financial Regulations.

It is the responsibility of the student to apply for tuition discounts. The student and his/her family must apply using the appropriate application form(s) and provide all necessary information to complete each application (i.e., valid identification(s), tuition assistance form(s)) to receive consideration for these discounts. Applications for these tuition discounts should be submitted to the respective departments or the Business Office according to the deadlines posted in each respective semester schedule of classes. No discount(s) will be applied after the deadline indicated in the semester schedule of classes.

All discounts will be evaluated and assessed to the student account after the last day to add and drop a course for the respective term or within stated deadline outlined in the published Course Schedule. In order to continue receiving the discount, the student is responsible for submitting a new application and required information to complete the application each session (fall, spring, summer). Prospective students may call the Business Office at (210) 829-6043 if they need appropriate forms or more information.

Students pursuing a doctorate (PhD) are not eligible for tuition discounts, regardless if enrolled in a graduate level course. Your student financial aid award may be adjusted without notice due to receiving such discount(s).

All discounts are subject to change without notice.