January 23, 2008
Written by Sarah Whetstone
A fund for students in crisis situations who need financial assistance for off-campus
living expenses has been created by the Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction
with Texas Tech Parents Association (TTPA) and Office of Parent Relations.
"The Raider Relief Fund is an opportunity for students sincerely in need of help to get it," Assistant Director of Parent Relations Ken Gassiot said. "This is a shining example of how the Texas Tech family doesn’t just talk of helping students, but actually does something about it. Students and parents really have worked to make this program a reality and with help from others, further funds can be raised to help students in need and retain them until graduation."
Starting this spring, the Raider Relief Fund will act as another source of financial support for students in need of a little extra money to cover day-to-day living expenses that other loans do not. This program, initially funded by the TTPA, responds to students who are having difficulty with off-campus expenses and strives to encourage their education by assisting them financially.
"Sometimes it’s the smallest details that can create unnecessary stressors for students striving to excel on campus," Gassiot said. "The Raider Relief Fund strives to financially assist those students struggling to meet off campus needs."
For more information on how to apply for Raider Relief contact Ken Gassiot with Parent Relations, (806) 742-3630.
CONTACT: Ken Gassiot, Assistant Director of Parent Relations, (806)742-3630, firstname.lastname@example.org