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Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program provides up to $3,772 per year in non-need-based grants for graduate students who agree to 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 $7,544 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

To apply for a TEACH grant, contact Danielle J. Ballantyne, Director of Graduate Financial Aid at or 410-617-5205.