|Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant
||A federal grant funded by the U.S. Government that provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years. Terms and conditions of the grant include a service obligation. If the service obligation is not fulfilled, the grant converts to an unsubsidized loan.
Recipient signs an Agreement to Serve (ATS) that states the student agrees to teach full-time for at least four years (i.e. service obligation):
- As a highly qualified teacher;
- At a school or educational service agency (ESA) servicing low-income students;
- In a high-need field.
- Eligible students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: Elementary Education (K-G), Middle Grades Education - English,
Education (M.Ed) - Exceptional Student Education,
or Education (M.Ed) - Reading.
Go to Student Financial Services web page, and then to Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements for the general requirements.
||Awarded to students enrolled in an eligible TEACH grant program and maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 3.25. The student must agree to the terms and conditions of the TEACH grant which includes a service obligation. If the service obligation is not fulfilled the grant (of a portion of the grant) is converted to a Direct unsubsidized loan.
|Annual Award Amount for an Academic Year
||Awards range up to $4000 per year.
|Complete TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS)
||Complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling (TEACH Grant counseling) each year that you receive a TEACH Grant before you sign an Agreement to Serve (ATS) for that year and prior to disbursement of aid.
||The TEACH Grant is awarded for two semesters over the course of an academic year. Disbursements are made either once a semester or once every two linked (8-week) terms.