Federal TEACH Grant

Federal TEACH Grant

  • The TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants) is issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A degree seeking graduate candidate can receive $1,876 per semester, by taking 6+ hours. You must file a FAFSA as a requirement of the TEACH Grant, although the grant is not need-based.
  • Candidates are required to teach in high need subjects at schools serving low income students for four years out of the eight consecutively after finishing the program. If all requirements are not met, this grant will become an unsubsidized loan, with interest accruing back to first disbursement. Read more about the program at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach.

Potential recipients must complete these steps:

  • File a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Contact Student Financial Planning and return a Declaration Sheet so that we can create a TEACH Grant record with the Department of Education. The file is typically set up around the time classes begin, but you must let us know 3-4 weeks prior to that time.
  • Complete an Entrance Interview and an Agreement to Serve at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach.

The Agreement to Serve and Entrance Counseling must be completed once per award year (fall, spring & summer).

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