A Detailed Guide to Texas Tech Financial Aid Options

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Essential Info When Applying for Texas Tech Financial Aid

Texas Tech University (Tech, TTU, or Texas Tech) was established in 1923 and has around 40,000 students. This public research university requires its students to pay tuition of $9,300 (in-state) or $19,260 (out-of-state).

In case you don’t have the funds to pay for your education at TTU, you can apply for any of the Texas Tech financial aid options. DoNotPay will introduce the available choices and help you send an appeal letter if necessary.

How To Get in Touch With the Texas Tech Financial Aid Office

Texas Tech Student Financial Aid & Scholarships office will offer face-to-face instructions again in fall 2021. Until then, you can contact the financial aid advisors in any of the following ways:

  • Phone—806-742-3681
  • Fax—806-742-0880
  • Email—finaid.advisor@ttu.edu
  • Mail—Texas Tech University, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, West Hall 301, P.O. Box 45011, Lubbock, TX 79409

You can call the financial aid advisors Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Essential Info About FAFSA and TASFA When Applying for TTU Financial Aid

Texas Tech offers financial aid to students based on household and financial info found on financial aid applications. Students at TTU need to complete one of the following applications:

Texas Tech Financial Aid Deadlines

You need to submit the applications for financial aid on time to be considered. Mark these dates in your calendar:

  • The FAFSA priority date is January 15, but the application opens October 1 for the following school year
  • The TASFA priority date is January 15

How To Apply for Texas Tech University Financial Aid

To successfully apply for financial aid at Texas Tech, you should follow the predetermined procedure. Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Complete and submit the financial aid application (FAFSA or TASFA)
  2. Check for any additional requirements
  3. View and accept the aid offer
  4. Look for additional funding (if you need more)

Financial Aid Types You Can Apply for at Texas Tech

Financial aid comes in different forms at Texas Tech, and you can apply for any if you meet the required criteria. How much financial aid you get will also depend on the type of aid you receive. Check out the table below to see your options:

Type of AidExplanation
GrantsThis aid doesn't need to be repaid. You can apply for:
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • TEXAS Grant
  • TTU Grant
  • Federal TEACH Grant
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
  • Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
ScholarshipsScholarships can be both need- and merit-based. Incoming freshmen can apply for:
  • General Scholarships
  • Presidential Merit Scholarships

Additional scholarship options are available for transfer, continuing, graduate, and law students

LoansIf you apply for a loan, bear in mind that you will need to repay it with interest. These are your options:
  • Federal Direct Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate/Professional Students
  • Texas B-On-Time Loan
  • Private Education Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents
  • College Access Loan
Student employmentStudent employment allows students to work part-time while studying. There are different job options available both on- and off-campus
Financial aid for student athletesTTU puts a lot of effort into supporting student athletes. Different aid options are available for individuals who do sports while studying. It is important that you and your team remain compliant with NCAA, Big 12 Conference, and Texas Tech University rules

The type of aid you receive will also determine how long your education can be funded this way.

Didn’t Get the Financial Aid Offer You Expected? File an Appeal With DoNotPay!

DoNotPay can generate a financial aid appeal letter for you in case:

  • Your application gets rejected
  • You don’t get the expected offer and need more money

Whatever the case, you can count on our app to draft a rock-solid appeal letter and send it to TTU on your behalf. You only need to:

  1. Choose our Appeal for More Financial Aid product
  2. Tell us the amount of financial aid other schools offered you (if you applied to more than one)
  3. Provide the required info related to your family’s income and financial status

DoNotPay also has the scoop on financial aid for graduate schools.

DoNotPay’s Guides on Financial Aid Available at Other Universities

You can always to check out financial aid options available at other schools and see if they fit your needs better. Take a look at the table below to see some of the popular choices:

Princeton University Financial AidUniversity of California, Santa Cruz Financial AidCornell University Financial Aid
University of California, Berkeley Financial AidColumbia University Financial AidMIT Financial Aid
Rutgers University Financial AidStanford University Financial AidUniversity of California San Diego Financial Aid
University of California, Los Angeles Financial AidUniversity of California, Davis Financial AidNew York University Financial Aid
Purdue University Financial AidYale University Financial AidHarvard University Financial Aid

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