Texas Tech University

Affordability Highlights

Texas Tech University is consistently recognized as a best value university. Scholarships are available for you and are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need and extracurricular involvement. Grants, student employment opportunities and loans are also available to make your college education more affordable.

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.


Important Dates

FAFSA Available now at studentaid.gov.
TASFA Available now at collegeforalltexans.com.

FAFSA/TASFA Priority Date including Red Raider Guarantee - January 15, 2023
Apply for financial aid by this date to ensure maximum eligibility.

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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

While students may select test optional for admission purposes, students may submit test scores for scholarship consideration. Students who apply test-optional will be evaluated holistically for merit scholarships. Students who originally designated to apply test-optional for scholarships may email scholarships@ttu.edu to request their test scores to be considered. Students are able to make this request and submit scores until May 1 of their senior year to qualify for merit scholarships. After that, merit scholarships are based on availability of funding.


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.

2022-2023 Transfer Merit Scholarships

2022-2023 Scholarships


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.



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.