The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program is a new financial aid program, available specifically to students with the intention to teach. The TEACH grant program awards up to $4000 per year, per student. However, in order to be awarded the grant, recipients must commit to teaching and under certain conditions.
TEACH Grant Eligibility Requirements
- You must be a US citizen.
- You must be an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate student.
- You must attend a post secondary educational institution that participates in the TEACH grant program.
- You must enroll in courses that will result in you becoming a teacher.
- You must meet and maintain certain academic requirements including entrance exam scores and GPA.
- You must sign a TEACH Grant agreement to serve as a teacher in designated schools (per the Department of Education).
TEACH Grant Terms
- Work as a full-time teacher in a public or private elementary or secondary school serving low-income students
- Must teach in a high-need field such as Mathematics, Science, Bilingual Education or Special Education.
- Must teach for 4 academic years within 8 calendar years from the time you complete your education.