Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach high need subject areas in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for a least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
You must perform the teaching service as a highly qualified teacher at a low-income school as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. The term highly qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of the TEACH Grants that 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. You will be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed. Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
You must begin attendance in all credit hours used to calculate the award or it must be recalculated based on the credit hours actually attended. A recalculation of the award could result in a charge back of part or all of the award.