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Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid

The department understands that financial aid is a necessity for most students. We strongly encourage you to investigate the many sources of financial aid that are available at both the university and college level. To view the current tuition fees schedule, visit the Texas Tech Graduate School website.

A general summary of financial aid programs is described here. However, for more information, visit the Texas Tech Financial Aid website. Do not hesitate to contact them for additional information or to answer any questions you may have.

Financial aid assistance through the University

Financial aid assistance through the Department or College

When available, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers research assistantships and teaching assistantships. These assistantships are usually offered on a 9-month stipend and the department will waive university fees and non-resident fees for the student so that only in-state tuition and fees apply.

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies also offers some scholarships ranging. The application form for departmental financial aid is available through the department. In addition, the College of Human Sciences has several scholarships available. College scholarship applications and information may be obtained through the Dean of the College of Human Sciences. These scholarships allow for in-state tuition and fees for the recipient if they total $1000 or more.

If they meet eligibility requirements, graduate students are required to apply for work-study support if they have applied for a teaching or research assistantship.


To apply for financial aid through the department

  1. College Assistance: Application forms are available in January from the Office of the Dean of Human Sciences. Deadlines for these applications are usually in February.
  2. Departmental Assistance: Applying students should complete the yellow financial aid application form in the application packet.

Application Deadline

Applicants are urged to have a completed departmental application on file before February 1 in order to be considered for the fall semester. TA, RA, and GA requests must be completed and awarded before the beginning of the semester. Departmental Federal Work Study positions must be applied for through the Human Development and Family Studies Department if applying for Federal Work Study through the University. After completing the student section, please return the form to the HDFS Department.