Texas Tech University

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

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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":

Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or TASFA) Key

  • 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.

Scholarship Application Key

  University Competitive Scholarships Merit Scholarships: no additional application
Continuing Students
Submit Application:
 
INCOMING FRESHMEN
Application
Priority Deadline:
Dec. 1
Presidential Merit Scholarships are guaranteed to first time freshmen admitted by April 15 with qualifying test scores and class rank.
Incoming Transfer Students
No Application Deadline
Transfer Merit Scholarships are guaranteed to students who have transcripts and other required documents submitted by:
Fall Entry: July 31
Spring Entry: January 5
Graduate Students  

Expected Enrollment Key

  • 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.
    • Expected Enrollment Summer 2019Expected Enrollment 2019-20

Check for Additional Requirements Double T Dashboard

  • Your Texas Tech email is our primary method of communication. We will notify you of any additional requirements which may include:
    • Requirements found on the Double T Dashboard Double T Dashboard
      • 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.
    • Requirements found on Raiderlink.ttu.edu:
        • Click on the MyTech tab and choose Documentation Requested under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu.  Select the Aid Year, then Student Requirements.
        • Satisfactory Academic Progress. To maintain eligibility to receive financial aid, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
        • Federal Student Loan Requirements. Students using Federal Direct Student Loans as a tool to help them pay for educational costs must complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.

View and Accept Offered Aid Masked Rider

  • 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 is offered.
    • 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.

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