Overview

A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant, and if you don’t complete the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will be converted to a loan that you must repay, with interest. The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

Key Conditions

Must be willing to sign an agreement to Serve or Repay in which you agree to :

  1. Serve as a full-time highly-qualified teacher for four elementary or secondary school years at a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students;
  2. Teach in a high-need field; and
  3. Complete the required four years of teaching within eight years after you graduate from or otherwise cease to be enrolled at the institution of higher education where you received your TEACH Grants.

Tips for Candidates

Requires recipients to agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant, and if you don’t complete the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will be converted to a loan that you must repay, with interest. Available for up to 4 years (12 qtrs. or 8 sem. of full-time enrollment pending eligibility.

Estimated Amount

Up to $4000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.