The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant awards up to $4,000 to students who serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.

A TEACH Grant recipient must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received.

Students may be either an undergraduate or graduate enrolled full- or part-time. Award amounts are proportionally reduced as enrollment level lessens.

For more information about the high-need fields and schools serving low-income students, eligibility requirements, grant conditions, and to obtain the service agreement, go to www.teach-ats.ed.gov. You can also see the TEACH Grant FAQs.

To receive a TEACH Grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  It is not necessary to demonstrate financial need. If you were not originally offered the TEACH Grant but would like to be considered for the award, verify that you meet the requirements and request the grant by contacting the Office of Student Financial Assistance.