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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 2018 and Spring 2019 Semesters

Standard Services – $2050 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 printer

Expanded Services – $2300 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 printer
  • To be eligible for the expanded option, a student must have special permission from the Academic Counselor, as this option entails a higher time commitment.

Limited Services – $1200 per semester

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

Summer 2018

Standard Services – $575 per short term (i.e. courses that run June 5 – July 7, 2018 or July 10 – August 10, 2018)

Expanded Services – $675 per short term (i.e. courses that run June 5 – July 7, 2018 or July 10 – August 10, 2018)

  • To be eligible for the Expanded option, a student must have special permission from the Academic Counselor, as this option entails a higher time commitment.

Note: Summer tutoring services are dependent upon available tutors; therefore, the TECHniques Center may not be able to provide an exact tutor match. Students who wish to receive tutoring for courses that run all summer (i.e. English 1301, for example) can sign up for both summer short terms, but may work with a different tutor each term. Please give us a call at (806) 742-1822 if you have any questions. In addition, Limited Services are not available during the Summer.

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 (all dates) Until May 14 May 14-31 Beginning June 1

 *Less the $150 nonrefundable deposit

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