Texas Tech University

 

Tuition-Free Program

The State of Texas has designated TTU K-12 eligible to receive state funds. As a result, beginning in August 2021, we will offer a tuition-free K-12 online academic program for full-time Texas resident students. This program will be offered in addition to the current options we provide.

TTU K-12 Provides:

  • free online full-time course enrollments funded by the State of Texas
  • free registration for TTU K-12 Diploma Program
  • free access to online or print textbooks for courses

Parent/Guardian Provides:

  • student computer with minimum technology requirements
  • reliable, high-speed internet access
  • graphing calculator for math courses
  • general school supplies, including spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, and highlighters
  • commonly available household supplies for specialty courses, such as art and science

 

Potential Students:
Enrollment Options

If you are applying to TTU K-12's tuition-free program and are a Texas resident:

Enrollment in the Texas resident tuition-free program is limited. State law requires that we conduct a lottery to select students for existing admission slots each semester. The fall lottery is held prior to the beginning of each new school year, which begins in August/September. The second lottery, which begins in January, is for spring/mid-year transfers. During each lottery, students are admitted until the pre-established enrollment cap is reached. Enrollment between lotteries may become available and is subject to available space.

  • You will need a birth certificate, proof of Texas residency, and an unofficial transcript to submit your application*. You will not be entered into the lottery unless this required information is provided.
  • Homeschool students must also provide a transcript and will be required to take Credit By Exams for grade placement.

Please Be Aware

There are some different requirements for tuition-free students, based on state law. By submitting the application, you are agreeing to abide by these requirements.

Tuition-Free Program RequirementsTuition-Free FAQs

Tuition-Free Course Enrollment

2022-2023

TTU K-12 provides flexibility for families. However, due to requirements from the Texas Education Agency regarding state STAAR testing, we follow a general academic calendar year in our tuition-free program:

  • 1st Semester: Course enrollments open August 1. Courses can begin any time in the August 1 – August 31 calendar window. We encourage students to get started as early as possible to maximize success and to take breaks from school. Courses should be completed by January 31.
  • 2nd Semester: Course enrollments open January 15. Courses can begin during the January 15 – February 15 calendar window. Courses should be completed by June 30.

Required 2022-2023 STAAR/EOC Testing Dates:
(Note: You will be contacted by TTU K-12 Staff with a designated testing site.)

  • Fall EOC:
    • December 6, 8: English I, II
    • December 6 - 16: Biology, Algebra I, US History
  • Spring EOC:
    • April 4, 6: English I, II
    • May 2-12: Biology, Algebra I, US History
  • Spring STAAR:
    • May 4 - 19: Grade 8 Science
    • May 5 - 19: Grade 8 Social Studies
    • May 9 - 19: Grades 3-8 Mathematics, Grades 3-8 Reading, Grade 5 Science
  • Summer EOC:
    • June 20 - 30: Algebra I, Biology, US History
    • June 20, 22: English I, II

Please note:
  • If you have already enrolled and are in good standing, no reapplication is required. You are automatically admitted for the next academic year.
  • Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted, and you will be notified about your status. You may apply at any time.
  • All admissions are subject to enrollment limits as determined by grade level.
  • If enrollment limits are reached, a lottery drawing will be held on July 1 and February 1 to select students for admission.
  • Enrollments in our tuition-paid program can occur at any time.

2021-2022

TTU K-12 provides flexibility for families. However, due to requirements from the Texas Education Agency regarding state STAAR testing, we follow a general academic calendar year in our tuition-free program:

  • 1st Semester: Course enrollments open August 1. Courses can begin any time in the August 1 – August 31 calendar window. We encourage students to get started as early as possible to maximize success and to take breaks from school. Courses should be completed by January 31.
  • 2nd Semester: Course enrollments open January 15. Course enrollments open January 15. Courses can begin during the January 15 – February 15 calendar window. Courses should be completed by June 30.

Please note:
  • Applications will be evaluated as they are submitted, and you will be notified about your status. You may apply at any time.
  • All admissions are subject to enrollment limits as determined by grade level.
  • If enrollment limits are reached, a lottery drawing will be held on July 1 and February 1 to select students for admission.
  • Enrollments in our tuition-paid program can occur at any time.

For the TTU K-12 Student Handbook, Code of Conduct and other important information,visit our Student Resources page.

 

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