The TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Program assists students who plan to teach in high-need fields at the secondary or elementary level. The TEACH Grant Program grants up to $3,752 per year, for a maximum of $7,504 for students who participate. Students that choose to participate in this program 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.
If you fail to meet the requirements listed above, the TEACH Grant funds you received will change into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will have to repay the entire loan with interest. Interest is charged from the day the money originally paid out. You may review more information about the requirements on the Federal Student Aid website.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible degree program.
- Score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (SAT, ACT, or GRE) or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25.
- Complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and TEACH Entrance Counseling.
Students who are graduating or leaving their TEACH Grant program must complete TEACH Grant exit counseling with the Federal Student Loan Servicing that monitors the TEACH Grant service obligation.