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

Name of Program
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Website URL http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach
This Federal TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You will be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation.
Award Amount
Up to $4,000 per year.
Other Requirements/Conditions
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
* Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs.
* Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
* Be enrolled as an undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate student at a participating school.
You must:
* Be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program.
* Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
* Receive TEACH Grant counseling. You must complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
* Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
Read the details at the TEACH Grant Web site given.
Application Process
Contact the financial aid office at the school where you will be enrolled to find out whether the school participates in the TEACH Grant Program. Learn about the programs of study at the school that are TEACH-Grant-eligible.
Deadline Date
Check with the individual school that you are applying to for information on requirements.
Target Audience
Veteran, Students and interns, Have a B.A. or B.S. degree, Already have a teaching credential, Interested in teaching in a low-performing school and critical shortage areas, Interested in teaching mathematics, Interested in teaching science, Interested in teaching special education, Residents of other states
Type of Financial Aid