Texas Tech University

Check Eligibility

SSS typically recruits new students in the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

In order to be considered for TRIO SSS Services, a student must meet the eligibility criteria to join:

1st Tier Eligibility Criteria (Must Meet All of the Following Requirements)

  • Must be a United States (US) Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be attending Texas Tech University and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Must be seeking a Bachelor's degree and planning to complete the degree within 5 years.

2nd Tier Eligibility Criteria (Must Meet At least One (1) of the Following Requirements)

  • Meet low-income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education (see chart on the right side).
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither biological parent has a bachelor's degree or higher).
  • Be registered with the Student Disabilities Services office.

(Effective January 25, 2016 until further notice)

If you are unsure if you meet the above listed criteria, please fill out the Pre-Application Questionnaire so that our staff can evaluate your eligibility.

Size of Family Unit Taxable Income Levels
(Net Gross Income)
1 $18,090
2 $24,360
3 $30,630
4 $36,900
5 $43,170
6 $49,440
7 $55,710
8 $61,980