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

For 2021-22 the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $3,772 annually in aid to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in the eligible degree programs listed below.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to the following and any other items specific to your TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement):

  • You must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight years after you complete or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program(s) for which you received TEACH Grant funds.
  • You must perform the teaching service as a highly qualified teacherat a low-income school or educational service agency. Elementary and secondary schools (public and private) and educational service agencies serving low-income students are listed in the annual Teacher Cancellation Low-Income Directory. In addition, elementary or secondary schools operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) or operated on Indian reservations by Indian tribal groups under contract or grant with the BIE qualify as low-income schools.
  • Your teaching service must be in a high-need field. Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing (Nationwide List)
  • You must provide ED with documentation of your progress toward completing your service obligation.
  • 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.

 

The amount of TEACH grant funds you will receive will depend on your enrollment each semester.  In order to qualify, new students will undergo a GPA review from previous school attended in order to determine eligibility and returning students are required to maintain a 3.25 GPA to continue to receive the grant.  You will also need to complete the application steps listed below and you must be eligible for Federal Student Aid by providing all necessary documents to the financial aid office that are necessary to complete your aid offer.   


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

2021-2022 TEACH GRANT AMOUNTS:

 

 Undergraduate Students

     Graduate Students

 Semester Credits Enrolled
  Grant Amount
 Semester Credits Enrolled
  Grant Amount

 1-5

   $472

  1-4

  $472

 6-8

   $943

  5-6

  $943

 9-11

   $1,415

  7-8

  $1,415

 12-over

   $1,886

 9-over

  $1,886

 

These amounts are per semester and cannot exceed the Maximum academic (Fall, Spring, Summer) yearly amount of $3,772. 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

B.S. in Career and Technical Education (9-12)
B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6)
B.S. in Middle Level Education (6-8)
M.A. in Teaching, Secondary Teaching (7-12)
M.Ed. in School Leadership
M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education (9-12)
M.Ed. in Reading
M.Ed. in Elementary Studies (K-6)
M.Ed. in Special Education ("Education Studies" programs are not eligible)
M.Ed. in Elementary & Secondary School Counseling (Certification/Licensure only)

                *Doctoral programs are not eligible. 

  • Submit all official transcripts to:
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