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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) constitutes the basic financial aid application. This application is required if you wish to be considered for federal, state, or institutional financial aid and scholarships. By submitting the FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for federal student loans, and any available federal and state grants.
To learn more about what to expect during the financial aid process, please visit our Process Overview section.
Please note the following information when submitting your FAFSA:
- Texas Tech University is a separate institution from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. If your plans included transferring from TTU to TTUHSC, you will need to complete the TTUHSC financial aid process.
- The TTUHSC federal school code is 016024.
- Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to enter tax information.
- A Federal Student Aid ID is required to complete and electronically sign the FAFSA application.
Additional Loan Programs
The following is a list of alternative/private lenders that offer student loans. Alternative/private student loans typically require a credit check as part of the application process, and each lender’s approval criteria will vary. This list is meant to be a starting point, and it may not include all available lenders.
Provides low-interest loans for students who are Texas residents and are eligible to pay in-state tuition.
Direct Parent PLUS Loans are offered by the Department of Education to parents of dependent students.
Direct Grad PLUS Loans are offered by the Department of Education to graduate/professional students.
Elm Select is a database that allows students to compare several lenders in one place.
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation - Loans are made to full-time students who are U.S. citizens/Permanent Residents and Texas residents attending Texas colleges or universities. Loan applications will be considered for undergraduate juniors and seniors, and graduate students.
Before deciding to borrow a private/alternative student loan parents should review the following information:
- Federal Student Loans vs. Private/Alternative Student Loans
- Please note that the TTUHSC Additional Loan Programs list is a compliation of some available lenders for students to use as starting point and lenders are evaluated annually for inclusion. Students are not limited to selecting a lender from this list and the TTUHSC does not receive any benefits in exchange for placing a lender on this list. A borrower should never be directed to a specific lender by the University.