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Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must complete the TEACH Grant Initial Counseling and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

  • In a high-need field
  • At an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families
  • For at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

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). For more information visit Federal Student Aid’s TEACH page.

Please note that any changes to the FAFSA data may result in an adjustment to your TEACH Grant, including but not limited to:

  • Enrollment less than full-time (12 credits undergraduate/9 credits graduate). Students who will be enrolled less than full-time must complete the Enrollment Update Form. We also recommend that you contact our office to discuss how part-time enrollment may impact your award(s).
  • Corrections made by staff due to conflicting university data.

You will receive an electronic notification each time your award package has been adjusted.