Texas Tech University


Our goal is to make obtaining a college degree within reach by supporting you with financial aid and scholarships programs. Texas Tech relies on a variety of financial aid sources to increase the university's affordability. This may include scholarships, grants, student employment, student loans, and waivers. As a student, please know that you and your family have a dedicated financial aid advisor who can assist you with this process.

Find financial aid information for:
Scholarships Student Employment Student Business Services
Military & Veterans Programs View/Accept Aid Cares Act


Visit this area to stay up to date on any developments with FAFSA.

  • Students who find it necessary to withdraw from the university before the end of the long semester or summer terms must complete the withdrawal process no later than the dates listed here.

To provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency, The Department of Education is waiving verification of most Free Application for Federal Student Aid/Institutional Student Information Record (FAFSA®/ISIR) information, except for Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose and High School Completion Status under Verification Tracking Groups V4 and V5. This waiver begins May 18, 2022 and applies for the remainder of the 2022-2023 FAFSA processing and verification cycle.  However, this does not exempt institutions from reviewing all documents for conflicting information concerning a student's eligibility.   All pending/previously received documents are required to be reviewed. V4, V5, 400/401 and conflicting information all need to be reviewed and resolved and were not waived.

  • At Texas Tech, eligibility for financial aid is based on financial and household information that is reported on financial aid applications. Since grant funding is limited, priority is given to early applicants.
    • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for all US citizens.  The FAFSA opens in December for the 2023/2024 school year at fafsa.gov and the priority date is January 15. Texas Tech code: 003644. Check out this FAFSA Overview video for more information.
    • The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is available for all non-US citizens who are Texas residents.  The TASFA opens October 1 for the following school year at collegeforalltexans.com. The priority date is January 15.

  University Competitive Scholarships Merit Scholarships: no additional application
Continuing Students
Submit Application:
Priority Deadline:
Dec. 1
Presidential Merit Scholarships are guaranteed to first time freshmen admitted by April 15 with qualifying test scores and class rank.
Incoming Transfer Students
No Application Deadline
Transfer Merit Scholarships are guaranteed to students who have transcripts and other required documents submitted by:
Fall Entry: July 31
Spring Entry: January 5
Graduate Students  

  • Your Texas Tech email is our primary method of communication. We will notify you of any additional requirements which may include:
    • Requirements found on the Double T Dashboard
      • Scholarship Thank You Letter. All university level scholarships require you to show your appreciation to your scholarship donor by writing a thank you letter.
      • Verification. The Department of Education requires us to confirm, or verify, that the information submitted on the FAFSA is accurate through additional documentation for selected students. Students can view requirements and upload documents via the Double T Dashboard. Verification must be complete before financial aid can be disbursed.
      • Once a student gives a family member access, family members can view their requirements (if any) via the Family Dashboard.
    • Requirements found on Raiderlink.ttu.edu:
        • Click on the MyTech tab and choose Documentation Requested under the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships menu.  Select the Aid Year, then Student Requirements.
        • Satisfactory Academic Progress. To maintain eligibility to receive financial aid, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
        • Federal Student Loan Requirements. Students using Federal Direct Student Loans as a tool to help them pay for educational costs must complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.

  • 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. Click here to learn more.

For Parent PLUS, CAL, or alternative/private loan applications, the priority deadline is July 1, 2023. Applications received after this date may require enrollment in the emergency payment plan to avoid cancelation of classes.

Terms and Conditions

Students who receive any form of financial aid have terms and conditions to which they must adhere. Students must be in a degree-seeking program to be eligible to receive federal aid. Learn more.