Texas Tech University

Other Types of Aid

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

Texas allows an out-of-state student (non-resident) who receives a competitive academic scholarship of at least $1,000 for the academic year to pay the significantly lower tuition rates otherwise available only to Texas residents. This award results in an additional benefit that is automatically processed as a competitive academic waiver that equals the non-resident state tuition amount that is charged.

Summer Aid

Students interested in receiving summer aid that have accepted and received their 20,500 unsubsidized federal student loan must submit an additional summer loan application to receive aid. Please submit your summer application beginning March 1st and use the loan period as May – August. Processing of summer loan applications will begin in April.


Students who move to Texas after reaching the age of 18 are considered to be nonresidents unless they have resided in the state for other than educational purposes for a period of 12 months immediately preceding enrollment. Questions of residency status frequently arise concerning members of the Armed Forces assigned to duty in Texas and persons who have been Texas residents but have moved out of Texas for employment.

Applicants in these and other circumstances involving questionable residency status should seek clarification from the Law School Admissions Department.