Financial Aid for all degree programs
The financial assistance offered at Texas Tech is in
various forms, including University, State, and Federal loans,
scholarships, grants, and employment, and is awarded to students on the
basis of financial need and other qualifications required by the donors
of the funds.
Undergraduate Departmental Student Financial Assistance
The nature of theatre and dance programs at Texas Tech University is highly participatory in nature. With this in mind, the Scholarship Committee gives preference to those applicants who consistently participate in auditions and perform if cast or who fulfill design or technical responsibilities as assigned.
The following policy statement clearly states the guidelines for scholarship recipients:
who hold departmental scholarships in Theatre are expected to audition
for all TTUT productions and perform if cast. All students who hold
departmental scholarships in Dance are expected to audition for all TTUD
Dance productions and perform if cast. Students serving as stage manager
for a full-length play on the Mainstage or in the Lab Theatre or as
assistant stage manager on a Mainstage show as well as those students
directing, designing, scripting, or functioning as student technical
director in a full-length play are exempt from auditioning in the
semester they perform said function.
Graduate Departmental Financial Assistance
Department of Theatre and Dance offers teaching and non-teaching
Graduate Assistantships for M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. candidates in
Theatre Arts. Stipends range for a nine-month term, depending on the
assignment. Full-time assistantships carry an approximate stipend of
$5,000 per semester and include an out-of-state tuition waiver. Summer
assistantships are also available in conjunction with Lubbock Summer
Rep. Departmental scholarships are also available to both entering and
enrolled graduate students.