TEACH Grant

The TEACH Grant program provides funds to students who are completing coursework needed for a career in teaching and agree to teach, for at least four complete academic years, in a high-need field (see this Federal List)  at an elementary/secondary school, or educational service agency (click here for a definition) that serves students from low-income families (see this Federal List).

  • Annual Amount
    • For grants disbursed before October 1, 2013 the annual, full time amount is $3760 (split between 2 semesters). 
    • For grants disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 the annual, full time amount is $3964 (split between 2 semesters).
  • Aggregate Limit: $8000 for Graduate students
  • Application: file the FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.gov) and indicate your interest to the GSFS office
  • Who is eligible: Students with at least a 3.25 GPA in these Graduate Programs:
    • MA in Teaching
    • MA in Education, Teaching and Learning
    • MA in Special Education

   New students qualify through their cumulative Undergraduate or Transfer GPA.

  • Agreement to ServeAs a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign an annual Agreement to Serve, promising to teach in a high-need field at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.
  • Entrance CounselingAs a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must complete annual Entrance Counseling, which informs you of your rights and responsibilities.
  • Program Plan SheetSince the TEACH Grant is designed for specific programs leading to highly qualified teachers, your enrollment must fall within your submitted Program Plan Sheet/Advising Guide.

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized 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.

Learn more here on the Department of Education’s Website.