TEACH Grant Program
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $4,000 per year (may be less due to sequestration) to students who agree to serve as full-time teachers 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 TEACH Grant funds.
Who is Eligible for TEACH Grant?
- Students must meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs
- Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
- Students must be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program
- Students must teach in a school serving low-income students. Click on the following for a directory of these schools – Directory
- For more information, visit studentaid.ed.gov
What steps are required before receiving a TEACH grant?
The steps below need to be completed each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
- Complete the FAFSA
- Complete the TEACH Grant Program Interest Form
- Visit studentloans.gov to complete the following:
- TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling (TEACH Grant counseling)
- Agreement to Serve or Repay (ATS)
IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).
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