Parent and Family Resources

We engage and empower families by readily providing resources and guiding students and their families through the process of making the best decisions specific to their student. Families trust St. Mary’s to assist students in discovering, affirming, and cultivating their unique talents and gifts. We prepare each student to enter the world with the skills and motivation to make a difference in their community.

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First-year students receive some form of financial aid
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Student Support Resources

We recognize the significance of making well-informed decisions when selecting a college or university. Investing in a top-tier educational experience can steer your student toward a successful career path. St. Mary’s University is dedicated to supporting students in their academic pursuits and beyond. St. Mary’s provides a wide range of student resources to foster our students’ success:

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Campus Life

Life at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, is brimming with fun, friends and community. Whether your student resides on campus or commutes, they’ll be welcomed to join the excitement.

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Spiritual Life

St. Mary’s was founded on Marianist values. St. Mary’s is a Catholic and Marianist university, but we welcome students from all denominations and faiths to come together to learn and share.

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Academic Resources

St. Mary’s offers numerous academic resources. From assignment help to graduation preparation and technical support, our professional staff is dedicated to enhancing students’ academic journey.

Family Weekend

Families of current St. Mary’s University students are invited to join us for a weekend of fun, family, live music, athletics games, Mass and more! Be sure to mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a weekend of family fun.

Health and Safety Resources

St. Mary’s University is dedicated to supporting students beyond the classroom, with a strong focus on student wellness. We provide a range of services to ensure the health and safety of our students.

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Student Health Center

The St. Mary’s University Student Health Center is dedicated to delivering high-quality primary healthcare to students while supporting the University’s Catholic, Marianist mission.

Student Counseling center building

Student Counseling center

St. Mary’s University’s Student Counseling Center (SCC) uses an integrated health approach to promote mental and emotional well-being, supporting students’ overall development.

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Title IX

In compliance with Title IX, St. Mary’s University does not deny or limit any student or employee the ability to participate in or benefit from any program offered by the University on the basis of gender.

Visit our Campus

The Office of Admission and the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Mary’s University are excited to welcome you to campus. Learn about the many campus visit options and events we offer to prospective students and their families.

Academics and Outcomes

St. Mary’s offers a challenging, community-oriented learning environment where collaboration is key to student success both inside and outside the classroom. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 17, students benefit from mentorship by St. Mary’s professors. Learning goes beyond the classroom, often involving research alongside professors and real-world career opportunities through internships in San Antonio, across the U.S., and internationally. Additionally, many of our programs, including several in business and engineering, are accredited by leading organizations in their respective fields.

Explore Career Services at St. Mary’s

The Career and Professional Development Center is committed to helping our students find vocations that align with their personal values and educational background. At St. Mary’s, we prepare our graduates for more than just a career; we prepare them to find their true calling

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Rattler Family Portal

Sign up to stay informed with regular updates through our dedicated family newsletter. Receive timely insights and news directly affecting your student’s campus life.

Financial Aid Services

Our The Office of Financial Assistance ensures that students and families have access to a range of funding options, including merit scholarships, federal aid, state assistance and institutional grants. We encourage all students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to unlock additional financial support. Explore our Financial Aid Resources to learn more about funding opportunities tailored to your needs.

  • Filing for FAFSA®

    All incoming students are considered for a merit scholarship in the Admission process. In addition, we encourage your student to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to determine your family’s need for additional federal, state and institutional funding.

  • Financial Aid

    The Office of Financial Assistance connects students and families with the financial resources required to finance a St. Mary’s education.

  • Tuition and Fees

    The tuition and fees outlined in each schedule outlines the actual charges that a student will incur from the institution in a given academic term.

Family Engagement

St. Mary’s University cherishes its Catholic and Marianist heritage, emphasizing the pivotal role families play in students’ educational and personal growth. Our Family Engagement program fosters impactful collaborations between the University and student families, nurturing students’ holistic development for academic, social, and personal success throughout their University experience and beyond.

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  • We’re here to help!

    Thank you for taking the first step in learning about St. Mary’s University. We look forward to getting to know you and your student.

    Office of Admission
    Chaminade Tower
    Text us: 210-526-0796
    Call us: 210-436-3126

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Chaminade Tower

    Office of Financial Assistance
    St. Louis Hall, Room 301

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