Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higer Education (TEACH) Grant program
Created by Congress as part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the TEACH Grant program was created to assist in the development and recruitment of teachers for high need programs in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve low income families.
Amount of Grant
- Up to $4000 annually for full time attendance
- prorated to maximum of $3000 for 3/4 time study
- prorated to a maximum of $2000 for 1/2 time study
- Aggregate limits:
- Undergraduate aggregate maximum is $16,000
- Graduate aggregate maximum is $8,000
- Note: Eligibility for the TEACH grant may affect your eligibility for other types of aid. Awarding of the TEACH Grant may necessitate revision to other awards on file for current or upcoming term.
- Students who receive the TEACH Grant must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low income students, for at least 4 academic years within eight calendar years after completing the program of study for which they receive the TEACH Grant assistance.
- If the required teaching commitment is not completed, the grant is converted in full to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date the grant was first disbursed.
For addtional information on the TEACH Grant, please see our TEACH webpage here
last updated Jan 24, 2012