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 – $1750 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 - $2000 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 - $1000 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 – $500 per summer term
  • Expanded Services - $600 per summer term

TECHniques Center Deposit

The TECHniques Center hires 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 fall/spring term and $50 for each summer term.  The deposit reserves the student's spot in the program and is credited toward the program fee.

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.  Should a student withdraw from the program, voluntarily or involuntarily, he/she will be refunded an amount according to posted deadlines and minus the deposit amount. Refer to Student Business Services for payment deadlines and/or to set up a payment plan.

  Full Refund* 50% Refund No Refund
Fall Until July 31 Aug. 1-14 After Aug. 15
Spring Until Dec. 14 Dec. 15-31 After Jan 1
Summer 1 Until May 14 May 14-31 After June 1
Summer 2 Until June 14 June 15-30 After July 1