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TECHniques Center Fees

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The TECHniques Center charges a fee above the university tuition and fees. This covers the expense of tutoring, support services, and resources for student participants. Fees are included each semester on a student's university bill and should be included in their statement of financial need.

Students in their first year at Texas Tech must participate in the TECHniques Center's standard or expanded services.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Standard Services – $1950 per semester

  • 3-5 hours per week of individual tutoring by College Reading and Learning Association certified peer tutors
  • Weekly meetings with an assigned academic counselor
  • Use of facility, including computers and printers

Expanded Services – $2200 per semester

  • 6-8 hours per week of individual tutoring by College Reading and Learning Association certified peer tutors
  • Weekly meetings with an assigned academic counselor
  • Use of facility, including computers and printers

Limited Services – $1100 per semester

  • 1-2 hours per week of individual tutoring by College Reading and Learning Association certified peer tutors
  • Monthly meetings with an assigned academic counselor
  • Use of facility, including computers and printers
  • Students must meet the following requirements to use limited services with the TECHniques Center:
    • Sophomore classification or higher
    • Two consecutive semester in the TECHniques Center with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • OR Special permission by academic counselor and program director

Summer Terms

Standard Services – $550 per summer term

Expanded Services – $650 per summer term

TECHniques Center Statement of Student Financial Responsibility

The TECHniques Center has a financial responsibility to the tutors we hire to work with each student. Likewise, students have a financial responsibility once they agree to participate in our program.

When a student signs the Statement of Understanding, thus allowing us to actively reserve a spot for him or her in our program, the TECHniques Center immediately begins recruiting, hiring, and training tutors for that specific student based on the student's schedule. Thus, when a student opts out of our program voluntarily or involuntarily, we must work to find a another student with a similar schedule with whom the tutor may work. In many cases, this is not possible.

Students who opt out of the TECHniques Center will have some degree of financial responsibility for their spot. Therefore, it is very important that all students understand our refund policy and make note of refund deadlines (listed below).

TECHniques Center Deposit

The TECHniques Center hires and trains tutors in anticipation of student needs and must honor our commitment to our student employees, even when a student withdraws from the program. All students will be charged a non-refundable deposit of $150 for each term (Fall, Spring, Summer 1, and Summer 2). The deposit is included in the program fee and reserves the student's spot in the program. Any TECHniques Center refunds will always be less this $150 nonrefundable deposit.

TECHniques Center Refund Policy

The full program fee will be posted to the student's account within two weeks of the TECHniques Center receipt of the student's signed Statement of Understanding or when billing for that term opens (whichever occurs first). Should a student withdraw from the program, voluntarily or involuntarily, he/she will be refunded an amount according to deadlines posted below, less the $150 nonrefundable deposit amount. It is the student's responsibility to communicate with the TECHniques Center if a decision to utilize the TECHniques Center or attend Texas Tech University changes. This refund policy is also included on the Statement of Understanding. Refer to Student Business Services for payment deadlines and/or to set up a payment plan.

Students who opt out of the TECHniques Center due to suspension from Texas Tech University are responsible for 25% of the program cost plus the $150 nonrefundable deposit. For questions regarding our refund policy and schedule, please email Brandi Willis Schreiber or call her at (806) 742-1822.


REFUND SCHEDULE BY SEMESTER
SEMESTER/REFUND Full Refund 50% Refund No Refund
Fall Until July 31 August 1-14 Beginning August 15
Spring Until December 14 December 15-31 Beginning January 1
Summer 1 Until May 14 May 14-31 Beginning June 1
Summer 2 Until June 14 June 15-30 After July 1

 

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