TEACH Grant

TEACH Grant Program

Concordia is participating in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field for four years in a public or private elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. The recipient must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the recipient received a TEACH Grant. The terms and conditions of this teaching service obligation are explained in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that must be signed before disbursement of TEACH Grant funds.

Who is eligible?

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 
  • Students must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen 
  • Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program 
    • Concordia University, Nebraska requires its undergraduate students to complete EDUC 101 (Teaching as a Profession) as a pre-requisite to participate in the TEACH Grant Program
    • Students must meet certain academic achievement requirements:
      • Scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (ACT or SAT) or
      • Achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
    • Students must be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program. See the listing of eligible programs on the second page of TEACH Grant Program Interest Form 

How to apply for the TEACH Grant:

  • Step 1:  Complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling at https://teach-ats.ed.gov/.  The Financial Aid Office will receive confirmation from the Department of Education upon completion. 
  • Step 2:  Complete a TEACH Grant Program Interest Form using the link below.  The form must have a “wet” signature.  A typed signature will not be accepted.  Once completed, please fax the form to 402-643-3328 or mail the form to:

Head of Teacher Education
Concordia University
800 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE  68434

TEACH Grant Program Interest Form »

Once the form is approved by the Head of Teacher Education it will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office.  The Financial Aid Office will originate the TEACH Grant with the Department of Education.

  • Step 3:  An email will be sent  from the Financial Aid Office with instructions to complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS).  Note:  THE ATS CANNOT BE COMPLETED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL.

The TEACH Grant award must be accepted on the student’s Financial Aid Award. 

When all the above steps have been completed, TEACH Grant funds will be disbursed on the first eligible disbursement date.

IMPORTANT: Upon failure to complete the terms of the Agreement to Serve, all amounts of TEACH Grants that have been disbursed will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. Repayment of this loan is made to the U.S. Department of Education.

For complete information on this program please visit the page below:

Department of Education’s TEACH Grant page »

Questions?

If you have further questions about the TEACH Grant Program, please contact the Head of Teacher Education. The Financial Aid Office disburses funding when all requirements are satisfied divided by academic terms.