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. You must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. The terms and conditions of this teaching service obligation are explained in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that you must sign before you receive a TEACH Grant.

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
       
    • Students must teach in a school serving low-income students. Visit the directory of these schools by following the link below:

      Low income schools directory »
       
    • Each year students must complete a TEACH Grant Program Interest Form
    • Each year students must complete online Teach Grant counseling that explains the conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation
    • Each year students must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete the terms of the Agreement to Serve, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. You must then repay this loan 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 »

If you determine that you are interested in applying for the TEACH Grant, please complete the Teach Grant Program Interest Form and return it to the address below.


TEACH Grant Program Interest Form »

Concordia University

Financial Aid Office

800 North Columbia, Seward, NE  68434

Fax: (402) 643-3519


Questions?

If you have further questions about the TEACH Grant Program, please contact Concordia's Student Financial Services office 402-643-7270 or finaid@cune.edu.