Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program was established by the U.S. Congress through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. Initial awards for the program were made during the 2008-2009 school year.

In order to be eligible for a TEACH Grant, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

TEACH Grant recipients are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year and must agree to upon graduation serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need public or private elementary or secondary school serving low-income students. Recipients must teach for at least four academic years within the first eight years of graduation. If the teaching requirement is not met the TEACH Grant is converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest being charged from the date the grant was disbursed.

Complete eligibility requirements along with a list of participating schools can be found at Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.

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