Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Texas Tech relies on a variety of financial aid sources to increase the university's affordability. This may include scholarships, grants, student employment, student loans and waivers.
Students can put themselves in the best position for the most aid by giving us their three "keys":
- At Texas Tech, eligibility for financial aid is based on financial and household information
that is reported on financial aid applications. Since grant funding is limited, priority
is given to early applicants.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for all US citizens. The FAFSA opens October 1 for the following school year at fafsa.gov and the priority date is January 15. Texas Tech code: 003644. Check out this FAFSA Overview video for more information.
- The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is available for all non-US citizens who are Texas residents. The TASFA opens October 1 for the following school year at collegeforalltexans.com. The priority date is January 15.
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- Admitted and continuing students must tell us their enrollment plans for each semester
so we can estimate their cost of attendance and offer financial aid.
- Complete 2019-20 Expected Enrollment for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 in the Double T Dashboard.
- Complete 2018-19 Expected Enrollment for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 at raiderlink.ttu.edu.
- Click on the MyTech tab and choose View/Accept Aid Package under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu. Select the Aid Year 2018-19 and then click on the Enrollment Certification tab. Full-time students attend 12+ hours.
- Your Texas Tech email is our primary method of communication. We will notify you of
any additional requirements on the Double T Dashboard which may include:
- Scholarship Thank You Letter. All university level scholarships require you to show your appreciation to your scholarship donor by writing a thank you letter.
- Verification. The Department of Education requires us to confirm, or verify, that the information submitted on the FAFSA is accurate through additional documentation for selected students. Students can view requirements and upload documents via the Double T Dashboard. Verification must be complete before financial aid can be disbursed.
- Once a student gives a family member access, family members can view their requirements (if any) via the Family Dashboard.
- Check your Texas Tech email frequently for notification that your financial aid eligibility is ready to view as well as updates or additional requirements.
- You must read and accept Terms and Conditions related to your financial aid and tell
us what part of your financial aid you wish to accept - all, some, or none of what
- For a quick snapshot of the financial aid offered to you, look at your Financial Aid Notification.
- Terms and Conditions: Sign into raiderlink.ttu.edu. Click on the MyTech tab and choose View/Accept Aid Package under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu. Select the Aid Year and click on the Terms & Conditions tab.
- View/Accept Aid: Sign into raiderlink.ttu.edu. Click on the MyTech tab and choose View/Accept Aid Package under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu. Select the Aid Year and click on View/Accept Aid tab.