The TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a federal financial aid grant program available to students enrolled in eligible programs. Students who receive a TEACH Grant must agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher, full-time for at least four years. Students must meet the teaching requirements within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. The student is required to sign a service agreement to this effect and complete all required counseling to receiving a TEACH Grant.
General Qualifications for the TEACH Grant
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
TEACH Grant High-Needs Fields
More than half of the classes you teach during each school year must be in a high-need field. Teacher shortage areas which qualify for TEACH service requirements are identified in the Teacher Shortage Areas annual listing. High-need fields across the nation are in schools that serve low income students.
For 2015-2016, the following are additional California Statewide Academic Disciplines or Subject Matter fields identified in the Nationwide Listing* are (p. 25):
To search the Nationwide Listing, please visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.pdf
Awards at Your Campus
Visit your campus center and Financial Aid website for information about how to get a TEACH Grant at your campus:
IMPORTANT: If the candidate fails or refuses to meet the requirements of the service agreement, the TEACH Grant(s) converts to a Direct Unsubsidized loan(s), and the candidate must repay the TEACH funds, with interest accrued from the date of disbursement.
To learn more about the TEACH Grant please visit the CSU TEACH Grant Page.
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