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Cost and Financial Aid

Eligibility

To be eligible for a TEACH grant, a student must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Meet all other eligibility criteria for federal funding
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree program. You may:
    • Major in education and pursue a certification in a high need subject area, or
    • Major in a high need subject area with the intent of also completing teacher certification

     

  • Be either a graduate student or an undergraduate with a declared major in education or a high need subject area and at least sophomore class standing. (Please note that students who have not yet declared a major may appeal to the Director of Financial Aid; eligibility appeals will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program, or demonstrate a score above the 75th percentile on a national standardized college admissions test (e.g., the SAT or ACT)
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay (service agreement), which will be available electronically on the U.S. Department of Education web site, for each year that a TEACH grant is disbursed.
  • Attend Exit Counseling when you graduate or leave school.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.