Texas Tech University

Affordability Highlights

At Texas Tech University, we're committed to realizing your academic goals through an affordable education. It's no wonder we're recognized nationally for being a best value university with the biggest return on your investment. We'll set you up for success at a cost that is affordable!

Apply for admission and financial aid by the priority dates below to maximize your aid opportunities.

Important Dates

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available now at studentaid.gov.
The 2023-2024 TASFA is available now at collegeforalltexans.com.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA/TASFA will open December 2023.

December 1 - Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline (New First Time)
January 1 - Fall Priority Scholarship Deadline (Transfer)
March 15 - FAFSA/TASFA State Priority Deadline for 2024-2025
May 1 - Merit Scholarship Acceptance Deadline

Apply for admission and financial aid by the priority date to ensure maximum eligibility.

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Financial Aid

Grants, work-study, loans and scholarships, which are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular involvement, make your education more affordable. Start exploring your options now.



High school and transfer students quality for merit scholarships when meeting the criteria below. Additional competitive-based university, college and departmental scholarships are also available. Students should apply for admission for consideration (ApplyTexas, Coalition or CommonApp). No additional scholarship application is needed.

The priority scholarship application deadline is December 1. Applications received after this date will be considered in the order they are received.


Freshman Merit Scholarships

Presidential Merit Scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshmen who show exceptional academic ability. Annual award amounts pay one-half toward fall and one-half toward spring terms. If you are a non-resident awarded a Presidential Scholarship, you will also qualify to pay in-state tuition. All merit awards are guaranteed for students admitted by May 1. Deadline to accept the award is May 1. TTU Costa Rica Students are not eligible for scholarships.;

Freshmen Merit Scholarship


Test Optional Scholarships

Students will designate if they would like to be test optional for both admission and scholarships on the application. Once an admission decision has been made, the test-optional designation cannot be changed.


Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships are offered to students who are admitted as transfer students based on official transcripts submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and pay toward fall and spring terms. Complete requirements early - final awards are based on transcripts received by July 31st for fall or January 15th for spring entry terms.

Non-residents awarded a Texas Tech competitive scholarship of $1,000 or greater (including Proven Achievers) will qualify to pay in-state tuition.

2023-2024 Transfer Merit Scholarships

2023-2024 Scholarships


Red Raider Guarantee

In an effort to increase access to higher education, Texas Tech has implemented a plan to guarantee tuition and mandatory fees to new entering freshmen and transfer students with an associate's degree, who are Texas residents, have a family adjusted gross income that does not exceed $65,000, have demonstrated financial need, and who will be enrolled full time.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA/TASFA Priority Date including Red Raider Guarantee - March 15, 2024.



Student Business Services

How much will it cost? When will I be billed? Where and when do I pay? All the answers to these question and more can be found by contacting or visiting the website for Student Business Services. Their staff members are ready to answer your questions by calling 806.742.3272 or by email at sbs@ttu.edu.