Texas Tech University

Financial Aid

Study Abroad Financial Aid Information:

  • Faculty-led, exchange, and reciprocal programs pay tuition to Texas Tech and are billed through Student Business Services.
  • Affiliate programs are billed by the provider.
  • Aid disburses 10 days before classes start at Texas Tech each term.
  • Programs billed through Texas Tech are paid when funds are disbursed.
  • Refunds processed by Student Business Services are used to cover outside expenses.
  • Affiliate programs are not paid by Texas Tech.
  • Students use refunds processed by Student Business Services to pay the affiliate program.

Study Abroad Helpful Tools:

Financial Aid:

Students eligible for financial aid may receive funding to pay for approved programs.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. By listing Texas Tech's Federal School Code (003644) on the application, students are applying for all federal and state aid programs.
  • Students wishing to discuss financial aid options with a Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisor should go to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in West Hall 301.
  • If the financial aid awarded does not cover the program cost, students may want to apply for an Alternative or Parent PLUS Loan.
  • Students should check with the Financial Aid Study Abroad Advisor before leaving for their program to verify that loan(s) will be received via EFT.
  • The financial aid award may be disbursed five days prior to the beginning of the study abroad program. All tuition and fees must be paid before students can receive a refund.
  • For summer programs, a separate application for financial aid should be submitted online at the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
  • The financial aid application process should be completed at least eight weeks before departure in order to receive funds in a timely manner.

Students must be enrolled through Texas Tech University for 12 hours or more to be eligible to receive financial aid for any semester or six hours for the summer.