TEACH Grant Program


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Federal TEACH Grants

Federal TEACH Grants are available to students who are willing to teach in a high-need field, at an eligible school that serves students from low-income families for at least four academic years after graduation. These four years must be completed within eight years after graduation.

High need field include:

  • Bilingual education and English language acquisition,
  • Foreign language,
  • Mathematics,
  • Reading specialist,
  • Science
  • Special education
  • any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing (Nationwide List).
You should check with your school's financial aid office to see if the school participates in the TEACH Grant program and if so, which programs are eligible. You need to fill out the FAFSA to be considered for the Federal TEACH Grants. If you haven't filled out a FAFSA before, you should apply for a personal identification number (PIN). The PIN will allow you to fill out and submit your FAFSA online.

For the 2012-13 award year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), the maximum award will remain at $4,000.

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