Texas Tech University

Raider Relief


Raider Relief Fund (RRF) assists students who are faced with an unexpected loss of stability through emergency financial relief.  


Raider Relief Fund Program Guidelines and Process 

The Raider Relief Fund was established to assist students in financial crisis. Funds are made possible through donations. Funds are not automatically distributed and are subject to availability. 

Raider Relief Fund applications are reviewed by a committee and a submitted application does not guarantee an award will be granted. The Raider Relief Fund Committee reserves the right to deny awards to any student. The decision of the Raider Relief Fund Committee is final. In the event of denial or ineligibility, steps will be taaken to assist applicants through referrals or community resources. 

Raider Relief Emergency Funding

Types of Covered Expenses

Awards are available to students in a financial crisis. Financial crisis is defined as: "a situation in which the student would be unable to continue their education at Texas Tech University should the expense not be paid and the student has no other means of obtaining the awards." Expense examples may include: rent, utilities, textbooks, and food assistance. The financial crisis must have been caused by something that has taken place out of the students control and not a previously known situation. Examples may include unexpected loss of employment, long term illness/hospitalization, natural, man-made, or hybrid disaster, death of the students financial support, unrest in home country, etc. 

The award is not available for expenses such as but not limited to: 

  • Texas Tech University Tuition and Fees 
  • Medical expenses (Non-TTU Affiliated)
  • Study abroad costs
  • Costs for entertainment or recreation
  • Credit card debt
  • Misuse of financial aid funding
  • Non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses
  • Parking fees, citations, or library fines.
  • Trasportation (vehicle repairs/car payments)


Eligibility Requirements

Prior to award approval, all other options must be exhausted. Including but not limited to additional financial aid, loans, family or friend support.

Students must be currently enrolled, have completed coursework and earned a TTU institutional GPA (not applicable for first-semester students) of: 

  • Above a 2.0 for Undergraduate Students
  • Above for Graduate Students

Students must also be in good standing, financially, academically and disciplinary, as defined by university policies and procedures. 

Prior to accepting the awards, students will be required to provide financial records and statements, or other appropriate and related requests. Failure to complete these requirements will result in the award being denied. 

Any student who falsifies information to obtain an award or misuses funds will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

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