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Financial Aid

Grants, work-study, loans and scholarships, which are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular involvement, make your education more affordable. Start exploring your options now.

Important Dates:

FAFSA Available - October 1, 2019
Complete at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

FAFSA Priority Date - January 15, 2020
Apply for financial aid by this date to ensure maximum eligibility.

Aid Calculator

Calculate a comprehensive aid package including scholarships, grants, loans and work study.


High school students are assured a scholarship if you are in the top 20% of your high school class and achieve at least a 25 ACT (composite) or 1200 SAT (critical reading and math). These scholarships are awarded for students admitted before April 15. Merit Transfer Scholarships are available when you meet the required GPA and number of credit hours earned.

Freshman Presidential Scholarships  

Qualifying Criteria

Top 50% with SAT 1500 or ACT 33
Top 40% with SAT 1400 or ACT 30
Top 30% with SAT 1300 or ACT 28
Top 20% with SAT 1200 or ACT 25

Score Range

Amount of Award

Renewal Requirements

 National Merit Finalist 100% approved cost of attendance 3.5 GPA & 30 hrs. per year 
 1500 SAT or 33+ ACT $8,500 per year  3.5 GPA & 30 hrs. per year 
1400 SAT or 30-32 ACT $6,500 per year  3.25 GPA & 30 hrs. per year
1300 SAT or 28-29 ACT $5,000 per year  3.25 GPA & 30 hrs. per year 
1200 SAT or 25-27 ACT  $4,000 per year  3.0 GPA & 30 hrs. per year 



Transfer Scholarships

Academic Requirements Award Amount Renewal Requirements

60 *transferable hours + 3.5 GPA

$13,000 @$3,250 per semester for up to 4 semesters

3.25 GPA and 12 earned hours per semester

Texas residents with 30 *transferable hours + 3.0 GPA, and financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA

$9,000 @$2,250 per semester for up to 4 semesters

3.0 GPA and 12 earned hours per semester, financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA

Pay your Application Fee

We require a non-refundable application fee of $75 or a fee waiver to complete your application. If you have paid or plan to pay the fee on your ApplyTexas application, there is no need to pay again through this process. If paying with personal check or cashier's check, please include applicants full name and date of birth on check.

Student Business Services

How much will it cost? When will I be billed? Where and when do I pay? All the answers to these question and more can be found by contacting or visiting the website for Student Business Services. Their staff members are ready to answer your questions by calling 806.742.3272 or by email at sbs@ttu.edu.