In addition to the resources below, we've compiled a TechTeach Teacher Certification Expenses document to help you estimate your teacher certification costs.
TechTeach Scholarships Comprehensive Checklist
The TTU Scholarships office has put together a comprehensive checklist to help you navigate the scholarship system.
College of Education Scholarships
A variety of scholarships are available through the College of Education including specific programs for TechTeach teacher candidates.
College of Education general scholarship contact info
You can find information about the TEACH Grant on studentaid.gov.
TEACH Grant requirements include: You will need to work in a low-income school, you must teach in a "high-need field," and you must be enrolled in an educator preparation program and have a 3.25 GPA to be eligible.
Transfer Scholarships are offered to admitted students transferring from community colleges based on official transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions and pay toward fall and spring terms.
Students participating in TechTeach Across Texas or that are transferring to TTU with more than 30 credit hours and a certain GPA qualify for scholarships automatically.
The TechTeach scholarship is awarded to students based on their performance in the program. Students must perform well on their performance assessments, pass their certification exam, have a finical need based on submitting a FAFSA and have a competitive GPA.
Students that complete the AAT program at South Plains College are eligible to participate in the STEP 2 support program. The program provides stipends to cover teacher certification expenses as well as resources to ensure a successful transition to the university. Stipend amounts range from $250 - $1,000.
Lubbock South Plains Retired Teachers Association Scholarship
Each year Lubbock South Plains Retired Teachers Association honors two aspiring educators with a scholarship of $500 each. The application deadline is April 5. Feel free to contact Eric McKnight, LSPRTA Scholarship Chair, at 806.787.0876 for more information.
File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for any need based scholarship or federal financial aid. Texas Tech University FAFSA Code is: 003644.
Loan & Loan Forgiveness Resources
- TTU Financial Aid
- Tech Teach: Cozette Ledbetter-Young: firstname.lastname@example.org 806-834-3680
- Department of Education
- Teacher Loan Forgiveness
- Public Servant Loan Forgiveness
- Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (TFTLRAP) is to recruit and retain certified classroom teachers in fields and communities that have a shortage of teachers in Texas.
- The Complete Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers
- Combining multiple loan forgiveness programs