The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $2,000 per semester to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Student eligibility for the TEACH Grant will be based on academic standing, major, and course requirements.
Other TEACH Grant requirements include: Counseling & Service Agreement.
For additional information visit Student Aid on the Web.
TEACH Grant Certification
If you have completed or are otherwise no longer enrolled in the academic program for which you received a Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) you must complete a TEACH Grant Certification form or request a suspension of the eight-year period for completing your teaching service.
TEACH Grant recipients must complete, sign, and submit the TEACH Grant Certification each year unless recipients:
receive a TEACH Grant for the subsequent award year,
have TEACH Grant(s) discharged due to death or disability, or
are in an approved temporary suspension of the period for completing the service obligation
You may request a suspension of the eight-year period for completing your teaching service only if:
You return to school and are enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible program of study, or a program that will satisfy state requirements for elementary or secondary school teacher certification (including an alternative teacher certification program); or
You have a condition covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA); or
You have been called to active duty status for more than 30 days as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces named in 10 U.S.C. 10101, or service as a member of the National Guard on full-time National Guard duty, as defined in 10 U.S.C. 101(d)(5), under a call to active service in connection with a war, military operation, or national emergency.
Page last modified March 5, 2013