Texas Tech University

Fee Waivers

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions supports an Admission Application Fee Waiver program for qualifying students. This waiver covers the cost of Application to Texas Tech University.

To qualify, an applicant must be a United States Citizen, permanent resident, or a student identified under Senate Bill 1528 (79th Legislature, 2005) as a resident of Texas. International applicants do not qualify for this fee waiver. Students seeking a post baccalaureate undergraduate degree or applying as non-degree seeking do not qualify for this waiver.

Additionally, an applicant seeking to qualify for the fee waiver must demonstrate that the application fee presents a significant financial hardship.

Texas Tech does not accept outside fee waivers for undergraduate applications, including ACT, SAT and NACAC.

To qualify for a fee waiver, freshmen and transfer students should complete one of the following options:

1. Completion of the FAFSA, which indicates eligibility though verified income. Please note: eligibility requirements differ between freshman and transfer students. Freshman must meet the free/reduced price lunch requirement set by the USDA; transfer students must have an Estimated Family Contribution of zero dollars ($0), as calculated by FAFSA. (No need to send in the SAR or request form when using this option; we receive that information through the FAFSA). Student must designate Texas Tech as a receiving school when completing FAFSA; or

2. Completion of the Application Fee Waiver Request Form and submission of the supporting documentation under one of these options:

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS
OPTION 1: Submit a copy of page 1 of the income tax form from the most recent tax year (Form 1040). This form must reflect your total family income at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements.

OPTION 2: My guardian/I are unable to complete a FAFSA or submit page 1 of the income tax form from the previous year, however we have documentation showing we receive public assistance to support the application for a fee waiver. I request a waiver of my application fee based on the following:

  • My family's total income is at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements, and I have provided page 1 of our official 2016 income tax form.
  • I live in subsidized public housing or I am homeless.
  • My family receives public assistance.
  • As provided by Texas Education Code Sec. 54.366 and Section 54.367, I have a waiver through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


TRANSFER APPLICANTS

My guardian/I are unable to complete a FAFSA to support the application for a fee waiver. I request a waiver of my application fee based on the following:

  • I live in subsidized public housing or I am homeless.
  • My family receives public assistance.
  • As provided by Texas Education Code Sec. 54.366 and Section 54.367, I have a waiver through Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Official documentation must be provided that supports this request. Requests submitted without proper documentation will not be considered.

Texas Tech University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

Fax: 806.742.0062
Email:admissions@ttu.edu