TEACH GRANT

Type of aid: Grant
Award amounts: Up to $3,964.40 per year
Filing deadline: Open
Application process: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Meet with financial aid counselor to review impact on financial aid. Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve each year.
Eligibility requirements: Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student; enroll in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching in one of these high-need fields:
  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Other identified TEACH Shortage Areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field
EFC eligibility range: Open
Enrollment requirements: Grant prorated for less than full-time enrollment
Grade-level eligibility: Student must be fully admitted into a qualifying major
Special rules: In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. You must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which your received a TEACH Grant. If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You will repay this to the U.S. Department of Education and will be charged retroactive interest at a rate of 3.86% from the date the grant(s) was disbursed. We encourage only those students who believe they can fulfill this service obligation to accept this fund.
Costs this aid can cover: Amount of TEACH Grant, in combination with other assistance, may not exceed Cost of Attendance

FAFSA Code: 001822

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