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

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

Eligibility

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program (defined by the School of Education)
  • Sign an Agreement to Serve in which you agree to teach:
    • in a high-need field;
    • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and
    • 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.
  • Complete TEACH Grant Counseling

If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, all TEACH Grants you received will be converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. You must repay these loans in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

Award Range

For any TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2020, and before Oct. 1, 2024, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 5.7 percent ($228) due to sequestration, resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.