Texas Tech University


For Financial Aid


An important step to enrolling at Texas Tech each academic year is applying for financial aid. We've outlined the steps below to guide you through the process. Our team of financial aid advisors are dedicated to assisting you and your family with any questions regarding financial aid and scholarships.


Apply for Federal/State Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federal government's application to determine financial aid eligibility for most types of financial aid. Students who are classified as Texas Residents but cannot apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA should complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID is a secure way to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information. You and all who will contribute information on the FAFSA will need a FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically. If you already have a FSA ID, you don't need a new one.

Parents no longer need an SSN to get a FSA ID.

Be sure to save your ID and password where you can access them when you apply for aid for the next academic year.

The FAFSA usually becomes available October 1 but the new FAFSA will be available by December 31, 2023 for the 2024-2025 aid year. Click here to stay updated.

Gather Information to Assist with Completing the FAFSA
You will need your Social Security number (SSN) and your parents' SSNs if they have one and if you are a dependent student. You and your contributors will be required to provide consent and approval to have federal tax information transferred directly from the IRS into your form. If you are unable to transfer the information from the IRS, you still need to provide consent and then you will be asked to manually enter the information requested from your tax returns.

When should I apply?
You're encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to allow plenty of time for processing and additional documentation that may be needed. (The 2024-2025 FAFSA is expected to be available by December 31, 2023)
The state priority deadline is March 15, 2024.

Share the FAFSA with Us
List Texas Tech University to receive your information. Our school code is 003644.

Not eligible to apply for federal aid?
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is available for all non-US citizens who are Texas residents. Learn more below.

Federal Student Aid will send you a SAR with your FAFSA information.

Review all information for accuracy.

If any of the information is inaccurate, please login to the FAFSA, make corrections, and submit.

Keep all submitted information for your records.


Next Steps

We will notify you at your Texas Tech email if additional documentation needed and when your financial aid offer is ready to review and accept. Check your email regularly as it is our primary way of communicating with students.

Scholarships can significantly contribue to your overall financial aid package and covering the cost of attendance.

Incoming Undergraduate Students
When you apply to Texas Tech, you are automatically considered for scholarships. Click below to learn more.

Current Students
The university application for current students allows students to apply for over 4,000 internal scholarships with one application. The application opens October 1 and closes February 1. If you haven't done so already, click below to submit your application.

Additional Scholarship Resources:
Graduate Students
Law Students
External Scholarships

Texas Tech will begin receiving FAFSA information for students that have already submitted the FAFSA for 2024-2025 after January 31, 2024. After this date, allow 2 weeks for your information to be received after submitting the FAFSA.

Monitor your Raiderlink regarding the status of your FAFSA and aid offers.

Note: If you are a new incoming student, Texas Tech will not review your FAFSA until you have been admitted.

If you are experiencing financial hardships please review our Special Circumstances form to explain your situation and request for additional consideration.

To make sure information reported on the FAFSA is accurate, the federal government requires universities to spot check our students' information. Your Student Aid Report (SAR) may indicate that you were selected for verification, however we will notify you via email if additional documentation is needed.

We will notify you at your Texas Tech email when your financial aid offer is ready to review.


State Aid for non-US Citizen/TX Residents

The federal application (FAFSA) covers federal and state financial aid opportunities. If you meet the FAFSA filing requirements, then you should submit a completed FAFSA.

The Texas Application for Student Financia 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.

Do not complete both the FAFSA and TASFA.