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The Financial Aid Process  

Federal Title IV Funds and Authorization

Title IV funds are federal student financial aid funds.  These funds are from federal programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.  The U.S. Department of Education regulations require schools use your Federal Student Aid to only pay for specific, current academic year institutional charges. 
Allowable charges include:
  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees
In compliance with these regulations, 澳门六合彩投注 must obtain voluntary permission from the student to apply Federal Title IV financial aid funds to non-allowable charges.
Non-Allowable charges include:
  • Student health insurance (Authorizing the use of financial aid for non-allowable charges does not automatically sign you up for student health insurance)
  • Late fees
  • Library fines
  • Parking fines

What are Federal Title IV funds?

  • Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
  • Direct PLUS Loan (Graduate and Parent Plus)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal SEOG Grant (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

Complete Title IV Authorization

To complete your Title IV Authorization, login to your and access your HSC Student Financial Aid link.  Access your current financial aid year awards and click the links for Title IV Authorization.  Here, you will indicate if you authorization for your Federal Title IV financial aid funds to be used to other institutional charges.  Your authorization will remain in effect for future terms unless you contact our office to make changes. 

If you choose not to complete the authorization, the form questions will remain on your student awards portal, but will not prevent disbursement of student financial aid funds. Your Title IV financial aid funds will only post to your allowable institutional charges.  Student Business Services may issue you a refund of any remaining funds and they may issue a bill for any charges that could not be paid with your Title IV financial aid. Receiving a refund does not indicate that there are no pending charges on your account.  For account inquiries check your Student Business Services Tuition bill via your WebRaider portal.        

Please contact our office for any questions regarding Title IV Authorization.

Professional Circumstances

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is based on 2021 income information.  We understand the past few years have been difficult and challenging for many of our students and their families.  The 2021 income listed on your FAFSA may have changed or your family has different circumstances since 2021.  As a result, your FAFSA data today for the 2023-2024 academic year may not accurately reflect your current circumstances.

If your income or family situation has changed, we might be able to assist you through the Special Circumstances/Professional Judgment process.  Learn more by visiting our Professional Judgment/Special Circumstances webpage

Short Term/Emergency Tuition Loans

Short term loans are offered to all students currently enrolled through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, except those students who are within 30 days of their graduation date. The Emergency Tuition Loan is intended to pay the total cost of tuition and fees. Short Term Loans are also available to buy books and supplies, or for other living expenses. All types of loans have a maximum repayment term of 90 days.     

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