The U.S. Department of Education's TEACH Grant Program provides grant funds to postsecondary students who are completing coursework that is needed for a career in teaching, and who agree to serve for at least four years.
Recipients must serve as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, and in a school serving low-income students, after leaving school.
Effective Oct. 1, 2013 and before Sep. 30, 2014, an eligible full-time student with a first disbursement made during this period may receive up to $3,712 per year (dependent upon enrollment status).
If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required four years of teaching service within eight years after completing the coursework for which you received the grant, or if you otherwise do not meet the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loan) that you must repay in full, with interest, to the Department of Education. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.
Please review the eligibility requirements as well as the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve. Links to the application as well as the verification form are provided below.