Texas Tech University

Raider Relief Fund

Emergency Award Program

College tuition and fees are rising. Many students begin college without fully understanding costs in addition to tuition and fees which are also associated with higher education, or how much their living expenses will be. Unfortunately, students may find themselves in more severe debt than anticipated after just one year of college. As a result, some students may postpone payment of utilities, delay needed doctor visits, go without proper meals, or even drop a class. When an unexpected expense occurs such as a doctor visit, higher utility bill, rent payment, etc., the student may be unable to pay. While scholarships and financial aid cover tuition and fees, less money remains for living and other educational expenses.

The Office of the Dean of Students and Red to Black wants to help students stay enrolled in college and complete their education. The Raider Relief Fund was created to give such assistance.


  1. Read the complete Raider Relief Fund program guidelines (link below). Please provide as much information as possible on your application and provide all documentation (i.e., copy of your bills, bank statements, etc.) to state your need for funding. In order to be eligible for Raider Relief Fund, undergraduate students must have a 2.5 Institutional GPA and graduate students must have a minimum institutional GPA of 3.0, have at least 12 hours of credits from TTU, and be enrolled for the next semester once registration becomes available. Please see the other requirements in the document below. 
  2. Complete a Raider Relief Fund Application (link below).
  3.  You will be contacted to set up a meeting to discuss your application. 
  4. The full process may take up to 2 weeks. Please do not wait until the last minute to apply for Raider Relief Fund.

Please email elizabeth.massengale@ttu.edu or call (806) 742-2984 if you have any questions about the Raider Relief Fund or if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss applying.

Program Guidelines

Raider Relief Fund Guidelines and Process - read over the guidelines before filling out your application. Failure to follow the guidelines can result in your application's being denied.


Raider Relief Application - fill out and upload all supporting documentation. You will be contacted to set up a meeting to discuss your application.