How Much is Texas Tech?

Wondering how much it’ll cost you to attend texas tech University? We’ve got you covered with an estimate of tuition and fees.

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In-State vs. Out-of-State

The cost of college is a major deciding factor for students when choosing what school to attend. When looking at the tuition rates for colleges, you will typically see two rates listed: in-state and out-of-state.

In-state tuition and fees

In-state tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students increased by 3.5% from the previous year, amounting to $9,018 for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, according to The College Board.

The out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,794 which represents a 42.1% increase from the previous academic year. Keep in mind that this is only an estimate, as tuition rates are subject to change each year.

Out-of-state tuition and fees

As a out-of-state student, you’ll pay $27,685 for tuition and fees this academic year. That’s $19,715 more than Texas residents pay.

You’ll also have to pay an estimated $1,200 for books and supplies, $3,770 for room and board, $2,020 for personal expenses and $1,060 for transportation. This brings the total cost of attendance to $35,725.

Room and Board

On-campus room and board is $9,046 per academic year. Pricing is per academic year and is subject to change. The Board Plan includes 19 meals per week, $150 dining dollars per semester, and one guest meal pass per semester.

On-campus room and board

according to U.S. News and World Report, the estimated cost of on-campus room and board at texas tech for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,890.

Off-campus room and board

Living off campus is a great way to save money, have more freedom and independence, and still be close to all the action. We’ve compiled some data to help you determine how much it might cost you to live off campus.

Rent in Lubbock can vary widely depending on the type of housing you want and the area you choose to live. Here are some average rent prices for different types of off-campus housing in Lubbock:

-One bedroom apartment: $550 – $850 per month
-Two bedroom apartment: $650 – $950 per month
-Three bedroom apartment: $850 – $1,200 per month
-Four bedroom apartment: $1,000 – $1,400 per month

In addition to rent, you will also need to budget for utilities (electricity, water, trash) which can range from $50 – $150 per month depending on the size of your apartment and your usage. Internet and cable are also common expenses for students living off campus, and these can range from $30 – $100 per month.

Financial Aid

At texas tech we understand that financing your education is a major concern. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you pay for college. Need-based grants, merit-based scholarships, student loans, and work-study are just a few of the ways we can help you pay for your education.


Scholarships are a form of gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, financial need, leadership, community service and/or athletics.

Many scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donors who have established endowments to support students with specific interests, talents or financial need. You may also qualify for state and federal grant programs.


Grants for undergraduate students are based on financial need as calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The maximum annual amount a student can receive from all need-based grants, including the Federal Pell Grant, is $5,920. The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a campus-based program with limited funding. FSEOG awards range from $100 to $600 per academic year and are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who also receive the Federal Pell Grant. Other need-based grant programs that may be available to eligible undergraduate students include:
State Programs – The Texas Grant program provides need-based grants to eligible undergraduate Texas resident students attending public and private nonprofit colleges or universities in Texas. The maximum annual amount a student can receive from all state grant programs is $5,000.
Federal Work-Study – The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time employment to help pay for college expenses. Jobs are available both on and off campus in various departments and offices. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information about work-study jobs.
Institutional Programs – Limited institutional funds are available to assist degree seeking undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.


There are two types of loans available to students: federal loans and private loans. Federal loans are offered by the government and have fixed interest rates. Private loans are offered by banks and other financial institutions and have variable interest rates.

Students can qualify for federal loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on completing the FAFSA, please visit To learn more about private loans, please contact your bank or another financial institution.

The cost of attendance at texas tech university includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. For more information on the cost of attendance, please visit

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