Texas Tech University

TTU K-12 Program Now Tuition-Free to Texas Residents

Leslie Cranford

July 22, 2021

Enrollment in the program is limited and will be determined by a lottery system.


TTU K-12, part of Texas Tech University's eLearning & Academic Partnerships, announced today (July 22) it will now offer a tuition-free program to eligible Texas residents.

The state of Texas has designated TTU K-12 eligible to receive state funding and, beginning in August, the online school will offer a tuition-free K-12 academic program. However, enrollment is limited. State law requires that selection be conducted through a lottery to choose students for existing admission slots each semester.

“We are happy and excited to be able to offer our nationally ranked K-12 program free to Texas residents,” said Justin Louder, interim superintendent for TTU K-12. “This program will be offered in addition to the current options we provide our students.”

Louder said there are specific requirements students must follow for the tuition-free program that are different from the paid program, so he urges potential students and parents to read them carefully.

The lottery is now open, and selection will take place on Aug. 2.

About TTU K-12

TTU K-12 began in 1993 as a “Special Purpose District” designed to help students whose educational needs were not adequately met by traditional school districts. Since then, it has grown to serve students across the country and more than 70 nations around the world.

Students can enroll in the self-paced program and start at any time. In addition to its full-time diploma track, the district offers individual courses and credit through exams that help students graduate on time or early, make up failed credits, take courses not offered in their school, earn credits during the summer without attending traditional summer school, supplement their school or homeschool curriculum and work at a pace that is right for them.