Texas Tech University

Financial Aid

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.

View the TechTeach Scholarships Checklist

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

Ciarra Galindo
Academic Advisor


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. 

This guide is also very helpful in understanding all of the terms and requirements.

Transfer Scholarships

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.

Learn more about Transfer Scholarships on the TTU Scholarships website

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.

FAQs about Transfer Scholarships 

TechTeach Scholarship

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.

Ciarra Galindo
Academic Advisor


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.


Ciarra Galindo
Academic Advisor

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.

Download the Lubbock South Plains Retired Teachers Association Scholarship application


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

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