Texas Tech University


For Incoming Red Raiders

The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships stands ready to support you in your academic career at Texas Tech University! Regardless of how you plan to finance your college education, our team is here to help answer your questions and guide you through the process.Review the resources and reminders below to ensure you are prepared.

Important Next Steps & Reminders

Eligibility for financial aid is based on financial and household information that is reported on financial aid applications. Completing this step is essential in accessing various forms of financial aid including grants, scholarships, and loans. Funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for all US citizens.

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is a financial aid application for students who are classified as Texas Residents but who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA.

The most up-to-date financial aid award package can be viewed through your Raiderlink account.

  1. Log into www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
  2. Click the My Tech tab
  3. Click Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  4. Click View and Accept Aid Package
  5. Select the academic year
  6. Click the Award Offer tab
  7. Review the award and accept the offer by clicking the Confirm button at the bottom of the page.
    1. The terms and conditions box will appear. Once you have reviewed them, check the acknowledgement button. 
  8. Click the Accept Award button

Types of Requirements

Scholarship Thank You Letter: All university level scholarships require you to show your appreciation to your scholarship donor by writing a thank you letter.

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.

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. If selected, verification must be complete before financial aid can be disbursed.

It is important to check your Texas Tech email frequently as Financial Aid will contact you through your Texas Tech email for additional requirements and award notifications. This will help you stay informed about financial aid, scholarships, events, important reminders, and more. Check your email at outlook.office.com using your eRaider credentials. If you have additional questions, contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-4357 (HELP).

Consider other options such as:

External Scholarships
If you have received external scholarship awards, be sure to report them here.

External scholarship checks should be addressed and mailed to Texas Tech University. Checks issued to the student should be endorsed before sending:

Texas Tech University
Scholarship Office
West Hall, Room 301
Box 45011
Lubbock, TX 79409-5011

Student Employment
Student Loans

*For Parent PLUS, CAL, or alternative/private loan applications, the priority deadline is July 1, 2024. Applications received after this date may require enrollment in the emergency payment plan to avoid cancelation of classes.

If you are experiencing financial hardships within the last year, click here to learn how Texas Tech can assist you further.


July 30: Fall Billing Sent to Students and Families
August 12: Accepted Financial Aid Disbursed and Applied to Bill
August 19: Fall Payment Due Date

Payment Plan Options

Payment plans are available for your remaining balance if you do not plan to pay in full by the payment due date. Review your options and enroll in a payment plan prior to the due date to avoid registration cancellations or late fees.

Credits will post to student accounts before the payment due date if documentation is received by SBS prior to August 2. Otherwise, credits will post in the order the documentation is received and may take up to 96 hours before the credit is reflected on your student account.

Give your family member or bill payer authorization to receive notifications via email and view/pay your bill online.

  1. Log into www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
  2. Click the My Tech tab
  3. Click Student Business Services
  4. Select eBill
  5. Then choose Authorized Users

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to education records. FERPA helps to define a student's rights regarding their education records and how the institution should protect those records.

Texas Tech students can authorize access to their educational records through the Red Raider Family Network. This platform offers an electronic FERPA authorization, streamlining the process for requesting access to a student's academic and financial information. Parents and family members can easily submit a request, and the student will decide which records to share. Additionally, the Red Raider Family Network serves as a valuable connection for parents and family members to stay informed about important Texas Tech news and events.

Sign up for direct deposit to get your refund (if applicable).

  1. Log into www.raiderlink.ttu.edu
  2. Click the My Tech tab
  3. Click Student Business Services
  4. Select My Direct Deposit

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Have Questions?

Our goal is to make obtaining a college degree within reach by supporting you with financial aid and scholarships programs. As a student, please know that you and your family have a dedicated financial aid advisor who can assist you with this process.