Texas Tech University

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

The 77th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1403 in 2001 (later amended by Senate Bill 1528 in 2005), granting certain non-immigrant students, including undocumented students, access to in-state tuition and state financial aid. 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but may qualify for state financial aid through HB 1403 or SB 1528.

Students who submit a TASFA and supporting documentation by the state priority submission date of January 15 will receive priority consideration for state and institutional resources at Texas Tech.

Important: Eligibility for assistance is contingent upon the availability of state/institutional funds and may be cancelled or reduced in the event funds are no longer available.

Types of Financial Aid Available

  • Undergraduate Students: TTU Scholarships, TEXAS Grant, College Access Loan (CAL), Private Education Loan (with credit-worthy, U.S. resident co-signer)
  • Graduate Students: College Access Loan (CAL), Private Education Loan (with credit-worthy, U.S. resident co-signer)

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by qualifying for in-state tuition through HB 1403 or SB 1528
  • Meet qualifications for TEXAS Grant (undergraduate students only)
  • Approval for College Access Loan (CAL) or Private Education Loan (with credit-worthy, U.S. resident co-signer)

Financial Aid Application Requirements

Gather all information and submit to finaid.advisor@ttu.edu or by mail to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, P.O. Box 45011, Lubbock, TX 79409. Please include your R# on all documents to assist in processing.

Award Range:

TTU Scholarships: Awards vary.
TEXAS Grant: The maximum grant is $9,792 for the 2019-20 academic year. Actual awards are at TTU discretion based on funding levels.
College Access Loan: Students may borrow up to their estimated cost of attendance less any other assistance received.
Private Education Loan: Students may borrow up to their estimated cost of attendance less any other assistance received.

Helpful Links:

College for All Texans: collegeforalltexans.com
House Bill 1403 / Senate Bill 1528: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/1528.PDF
College Access Loan (CAL): www.hhloans.com
Private Education Loan