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 What is Raider Relief?

Raider Relief was developed to support the needs of students and connect them with the most essential resources required to achieve academic goals as a Texas Tech University student. Those needs include but are not limited to: food, housing, financial education, and basic living supplies (clothing, kitchen essentials, toiletries, etc.) The university wants to help students stay enrolled in college and complete their education. Below you will find resources and support options to assist currently enrolled students.

Below is a listing of resources and services available via Texas Tech University, the City of Lubbock, Lubbock Community, or other external options. Please be advised, this is not an exhaustive list but a range of options.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call (806) 742-2984 or email deanofstudents@ttu.edu


 

Child Care

Texas Tech University Resources

The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources

Employment

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Student Employment Center
    • On and off campus employment opportunities for TTU students
  • Hospitality Services 
    • Positions available in the residence dining halls, in the food court area in the Student Union Building, at any of our Sam's Place Mini-market locations, at The Market at Stangel/Murdough and even with Top Tier Catering
  • Human Resources
    • TTU Human Resources department
  • University Career Center
    • Provides career development, career exploration, and job search opportunities

City of Lubbock Resources

Financial Counseling 

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Red to Black Peer Financial Coaching
    • Provides financial education and awareness to students through individual coaching sessions, presentations, outreach booths and resource referrals

City of Lubbock Resources 

  • Local Assistance Programs
    • Information on various charities, non-profits, churches, and government programs in Lubbock Texas

Financial Support

Texas Tech University Resources

  • Student Financial Aid
    • Provides sources to increase the university's affordability.  This may include scholarships, grants, student employment, student loans and waivers.
  • Scholarships
    • Administers Scholarships and Applications
  • Student Business Services
    • Process tuition and fee billing and assist with loans.
  • Book Loan
    • Eligible Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students may apply for a Book Loan in an  amount less than or equal to $500 each semester.
  • Short Term Loan
    • Short term funding for college-related expenses
  • Raider Relief Fund
  • Office of International Affairs
    • Provides scholarships, financial aid, and internship opportunities to International students

External Resources

Food Insecurity

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City of Lubbock Resources

  • South Plains Food Bank
    • Provides food for area hungry
      • *Citibus provides transportation M-F at 10:30am from the Downtown Plaza
  • Free Meal Options
    • Salvation Army 1613 Ave J (M-F Bfast 6am, lunch noon, dinner 5pm; Saturday & Sunday bfast 7am and dinner 5pm)
    • St. Benedicts Chapel 1615 28th Street (Monday-Saturday 5pm dinner)
    • FUMC 13th and Ave Q (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12pm lunch)
    • Carpenters Kitchen 1810 Main (Sunday 12pm lunch)
    • Lubbock Impact  2707 34th Street (Wednesday 5:30pm)
    • Baptist Student Ministry 2401 13th Street (lunch Tuesdays 11:30-1pm) 

 

Housing Options

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City of Lubbock Resources 

Medical & Behavioral Health Services

Texas Tech University Resources

City of Lubbock Resources

Tax Preparation 

Texas Tech University Resources

The university provides referrals to various community options. Please see the options available listed in the City of Lubbock Resources.

City of Lubbock Resources 

Transportation

Texas Tech University Resources

 

City of Lubbock Resources

RRF

The Raider Relief Fund was established to assist students in financial crisis. Funds are made possible through donations. Funds are not automatically distributed and are subject to availability. Applications are reviewed by a committee.

 

Program Guidelines

Raider Relief Fund Guidelines and Process - Please review the guidelines prior to completing the application. 

Raider Relief Fund Application Process

1. Read the complete Raider Relief Fund program guidelines. In order to be eligible for Raider Relief Fund, students must be currently enrolled, in good standing both academically and disciplinary as defined by university policies and procedures.
2. Raider Relief Fund Applications may be found here.
3. After your application is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a meeting to review your application.
4. The full process may take up to 4 weeks.

5. Students who have previously received CARES Act funding may not be awarded Raider Relief Funds unless it's a critical situation. Students will need to be prepared to explain how the CARES Act funds were utilized. Students may want to consider utilizing community resources as well.

 

Questions? deanofstudents@ttu.edu or (806) 742-2984

 

Office of the Dean of Students