Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Who can apply?
Undergraduate students who have been FULLY admitted into the Teacher Education Program, are enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible major and have a minimum GPA of 3.25, or scored in the 75th percentile on at least one admissions tests (ACT or SAT). Post-baccalaureate students are NOT eligible for TEACH Grant funds
Graduate students who are enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible major and have a minimum GPA of 3.25, or scored in the 75th percentile on at least one admissions tests (GRE or GMAT).
How do I make sure my TEACH Grant does not become an Unsubsidized Direct Loan?
You must sign an Agreement to Serve. You must teach full-time for at least four years within eight years of completing your program as a (1) highly qualified teacher; (2) at a Title I school; (3) in a specified subject area (mathematics, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, English language acquisition, special education, or as a reading specialist). If service is not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date(s) of original disbursement. Students should not underestimate the repercussions of not fulfilling his/her agreement to serve.
Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
Do I have to maintain a minimum GPA?
You must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA at all times unless you scored above the 75th percentile on a standardized admissions test (such as the ACT/SAT/GRE). You must provide a copy of your test scores showing the percentile rank to the Financial Aid Office if you wish to use the admissions test score option.
What should I do if I receive a TEACH Grant and change my mind about teaching, cannot or will not be able to meet the requirements of my Federal Agreement to Serve?
You should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately to discuss the details of repayment of your TEACH Grant.
Where can I obtain more information about the TEACH Grant?