The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides up to $3,964.40 per year in non-need-based grants for graduate and undergraduate students who must, in turn, teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students may receive up to $14,866.50 for undergraduate study and up to $7,928.80 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.
Current legislation has identified the following as meeting the definition of a high-need subject area for the TEACH Grant Program: Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition; Foreign Language; Mathematics; Reading Specialist; Science; and Special Education. Failure to complete the teaching obligation will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed. Once a grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.
To learn more about the TEACH Grant Program, go to www.teachgrant.ed.gov.
To apply for the TEACH Grant, contact Mary Anne Stano, associate director of financial aid, at 410-617-2576 or email@example.com.