Texas Tech University

Raider Relief

If you have an immediate support request due to COVID-19 Click Here
To learn about available resources: www.financialaid.ttu.edu/cares-act

If you are ineligible for CARES Act funding & are interested in applying for Raider Relief Funds:

Please review the Raider Relief Fund Guidelines and Process

To request the Raider Relief Fund Application: 

Please contact the 

Office of the Dean of Student

 (806) 742-2984 or deanofstudents@ttu.edu

*Please be advised, students who are eligible for CARES Act funds will NOT currently be eligible for Raider Relief Funds.*

COVID-19 CARES ACT 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an immediate support request due to COVID-19, please visit www.financialaid.ttu.edu/cares-act to learn about available resources. 

*You may be eligible for CARES Act funding if you are enrolled in at least one face-to-face course during the Spring 2020 semester. 

International, dual credit, non-U.S.-citizen students and students enrolled exclusively in online courses prior to March 13, 2020 are not eligible for CARES Act funding. However, you may apply for assistance through the Raider Relief Fund. Please be aware funding will NOT be automatically awarded and will follow the Raider Relief Fund guidelines and process. See information below:

What is Raider Relief: 

Raider Relief was developed to support the needs of students and connect them with the most essential resources required to achieve academic goals as a Texas Tech University student. Those needs include but are not limited to: food, housing, financial education, and basic living supplies (clothing, kitchen essentials, toiletries, etc.) The university wants to help students stay enrolled in college and complete their education. The Raider Relief Fund was created to give such assistance

DO NOT APPLY FOR RAIDER RELIEF UNLESS YOU ARE INELIGIBLE FOR CARES ACT FUNDS.

Emergency Award Program 

Awards are available to students in a financial crisis. Financial crisis is defined as a situation in which the student would be unable to continue their education at Texas Tech University should the expense not be paid and the student has no other means of obtaining the awards. Examples may include: rent, utilities, food, books etc.

The award is NOT for used for expenses such as tuition and fees, cell phone, television, or credit card bills.

Program Guidelines

Raider Relief Fund Guidelines and Process - read over the guidelines before filling out your application. Failure to follow the guidelines can result in your application's being denied.

Please be advised Raider Relief funding will NOT be automatically awarded and will follow the guidelines & process.

Below is a listing of resources and services available via Texas Tech University, the City of Lubbock, Lubbock Community, or other external options. Please be advised, this is not an exhaustive list but a range of options. 
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call (806) 742-2984.

 

Child Care

Texas Tech University Resources

The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources

Employment

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Student Employment Center
    • On and off campus employment opportunities for TTU students
  • Hospitality Services 
    • Positions available in the residence dining halls, in the food court area in the Student Union Building, at any of our Sam's Place Mini-market locations, at The Market at Stangel/Murdough and even with Top Tier Catering
  • Human Resources
    • TTU Human Resources department
  • University Career Center
    • Provides career development, career exploration, and job search opportunities

City of Lubbock Resources

Financial Counseling 

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching
    • Provides financial education and awareness to students through individual coaching sessions, presentations, outreach booths and resource referrals

City of Lubbock Resources 

  • Local Assistance Programs
    • Information on various charities, non-profits, churches, and government programs in Lubbock Texas

Financial Support

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Student Financial Aid
    • Provides sources to increase the university's affordability.  This may include scholarships, grants, student employment, student loans and waivers.
  • Scholarships
    • Administers Scholarships and Applications
  • Student Business Services
    • Process tuition and fee billing and assist with loans.
  • Book Loan
    • Eligible Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students may apply for a Book Loan in an  amount less than or equal to $500 each semester.
  • Short Term Loan
    • Short term funding for college-related expenses
  • Raider Relief Fund
    •  Awards for eligible students to assist with continued enrollment.
  • Office of International Affairs
    • Provides scholarships, financial aid, and internship opportunities to International students

External Resources

Food Insecurity

Texas Tech University Resources

 

City of Lubbock Resources

  • South Plains Food Bank
    • Provides food for area hungry
      • *Citibus provides transportation M-F at 10:30am from the Downtown Plaza
  • Free Meal Options
    • Salvation Army 1613 Ave J (M-F Bfast 6am, lunch noon, dinner 5pm; Saturday & Sunday bfast 7am and dinner 5pm)
    • St. Benedicts Chapel 1615 28th Street (Monday-Saturday 5pm dinner)
    • FUMC 13th and Ave Q (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12pm lunch)
    • Carpenters Kitchen 1810 Main (Sunday 12pm lunch)
    • Lubbock Impact  2707 34th Street (Wednesday 5:30pm)
    • Baptist Student Ministry 2401 13th Street (lunch Tuesdays 11:30-1pm) 

 

Housing Options

Texas Tech University Resources

 

City of Lubbock Resources 

Medical & Behavioral Health Services

Texas Tech University Resources

City of Lubbock Resources

Tax Preparation 

Texas Tech University Resources

The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources 

Transportation

Texas Tech University Resources

 

City of Lubbock Resources

Raider Relief Process 

  1.  Read the complete Raider Relief Fund program guidelines (link below). Please provide as much information as possible on your application and provide all documentation (i.e., copy of your bills, bank statements, etc.) to state your need for funding.
    1. In order to be eligible for Raider Relief Fund, students must be currently enrolled, in good standing both academically and disciplinary as defined by university policies and procedures.
    2. Please see the other requirements in Raider Relief Fund Guidelines & Process 
  2. To request the Raider Relief Fund Application, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (806) 742-2984 or deanofstudents@ttu.edu
  3. You will be contacted to set up a meeting for your application 
  4. The full process may take up to 4 weeks 

 

Office of the Dean of Students