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Teach Grant ProgramNew window icon

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your program of study, in a high-need field in an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families.

High-need fields include:

  • bilingual education and English language acquisition
  • foreign language
  • mathematics
  • reading specialist
  • science
  • special education
  • any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing (Nationwide List).

IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

For complete information on the eligibility requirements, penalties for failure to meet the service requirement, and agreement to serve, visit Student Aid on the WebNew window icon or contact the financial aid office at the college at which you will enroll.