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

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $3,964 annually in aid to undergraduate and graduate students who agree to teach as a highly qualified teacher in a "high need" field as listed in the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing that is issued annually by the Department of Education at a low income elementary or secondary school and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Total grant funding cannot exceed $16,000 for undergraduate students and $8,000 for graduate students. Participants must sign a contract to teach in a "high need" field at a "low income" school for at least four years within eight years of completing of their education program. Please note that in the event the TEACH Grant recipients do not or cannot complete the studies for which they received the grant or their four-year service requirement, all money acquired from a TEACH Grant converts into an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid to the Department of Education. The amount of your TEACH grant will depend on your enrollment status.

More information about the TEACH Grant program can be found here.

Undergraduate Credits

1-5
6-8
9-11
12-Over
$496
$991
$1,486
$1,982

Graduate Credits

1-4
5-6
7-8
9-Over
$496
$991
$1,486
$1,982

These amounts are per semester and cannot exceed the Maximum academic (Fall, Spring, Summer)yearly amount of $3,964. These amounts are in effect for any TEACH Grant award where the first disbursement is made after October 1, 2013 and include a reduction of .89%. This is a direct result of an automatic Federal budget cut associated with the Budget Control Act of 2011.

You must enroll full-time in order to receive consideration for the full amount of the TEACH Grant award. At the undergraduate level, enrollment of 12 credit hours or more each semester is considered full-time. At the graduate level, enrollment of 9 credits or more each semester is considered full-time. Doctoral students do not qualify for this grant.

How To Apply to the TEACH Grant Program