The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements. The terms and conditions of this teaching service obligation are explained in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve, which you must sign before you receive a TEACH Grant.
If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds 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 with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
- Meet the general eligibility requirements for the federal student aid programs as described at www.studentaid.ed.gov/funding.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program.
- Be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program.
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25). Complete the Highlands TEACH form and be fully admitted to the Highlands School of Education
- Receive counseling (on the TEACH Grant website at http://teach-ats.ed.gov), which explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation.
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.