Texas Tech University

Financial Aid Schedule

The Academic Year

The academic year runs from August to August with a maximum yearly Federal Direct loan limit of $20,500. Initial awards are for the fall and spring semesters. Summer applications are separate and are available online in the spring of each year. For on-time applicants, financial aid awards are released at the beginning of each semester. Funds will first be used to pay university charges owed at the time the funds are received, i.e., tuition and fees, on-campus housing bills, etc.


Grants will be adjusted if scholarships are received or if enrolled less than full-time. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payments and Refunds

After all university charges are paid, the balance of your financial aid funds will be issued either in the form of a check mailed to you by Texas Tech University, or through Automatic Check Deposit (ACH). Please contact Student Business Services (SBS) at (806) 742-3272 or visit their Web site at http://www.sbs.ttu.edu for information regarding the necessary forms and information for direct deposit authorization.


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