TEACH Grants Guide

The Program of TEACH Grant offers grants to students for an annual amount reaching up to $4,000. This grant is for students who are completing or plan to complete the course work required to start a career in teaching.

As a condition for receiving TEACH Grant, you should sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve whereby you agree to (including other requirements) teach.

  • In a field of high needs
  • At a secondary school, elementary school, or educational service agency serving students from families with low income
  • For a minimum of four full academic years in a duration of eight years after finishing (or ceasing enrollment in) the study course that you received the grant

TEACH grant

In order for you to be eligible for a TEACH Grant, you must have the following:

  • Attain the essential eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs.
  • Fill the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Has enrolled as post baccalaureate, graduate, or undergraduate student at a school participating in the TEACH Grant Program.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible TEACH Grant program.
  • Attain specific academic achievement requirements (usually, scoring more than the 75th percentile on one portion or more of a college admissions test or gaining a overall GPA of at least 3.25). Consult the financial aid office to get certain information regarding the academic requirements at your career school or college.
  • Obtain TEACH Grant counseling that clarifies the what’s needed of the TEACH Grant service obligation. This counseling MUST be completed every year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

The TEACH Grant eligible program is a study program that is intended to organize you to teach as a teacher who is highly qualified in a field of high needs and that result to a master’s or bachelor’s degree, or is a post baccalaureate program. Master list of grants to find details about current and past grants.

Schools participating in the TEACH Grant Program establish the programs that they offer are TEACH-Grant-eligible. A TEACH-Grant-eligible program at one school might not be same as another school. You should inquire from your school’s financial aid office to know the eligible programs at that school.

For you to get a TEACH Grant, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must have served for at least four academic years as a full-time teacher during eight years after you finish or you are no longer enrolled in the program(s) that you received TEACH Grant funds for.
  • You must carry out the service of teaching as a highly qualified teacher at an educational service agency or a school with low income.
  • Your service of teaching must be in a field of high needs.
  • You must offer the United States Education Department with documentation of your progress to carrying out your service obligation.
  • In case you do not meet the service obligation requirements, all the received funds on TEACH Grant will be transformed to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will have to repay the full amount of this loan, with the charged interest from the date of every disbursement of TEACH Grant.

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