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TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program is a non-need based program that provides up to $4,000* per year in grants to students who are enrolled in an eligible program and who, within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant is awarded, agree to each of the following for four years:

  • Teach in a high-need field.
  • Teach at a low-income elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency.**
  • Be identified as a highly qualified teacher.

*Amounts subject to change based on federal appropriations.

**Qualifying low-income schools and educational service agencies are listed in the Department’s Teacher Cancellation Low-Income (TCLI) Directory.

 

If you do not complete the four-year teaching obligation, this grant will convert to an unsubsidized direct loan.

Eligibility Requirements

 

Students must meet the following initial eligibility requirements:

  • Complete a FAFSA.
  • Meet the basic eligibility requirements for federal student aid.
  • Be accepted and enrolled in a program of study designated as TEACH Grant eligible. Eligible programs are those that prepare a student to teach in a high-need area.
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater or qualify as a current or retired teacher obtaining a master's degree.
  • Attend an initial face-to-face TEACH Grant counseling session with a designated UNF staff member.
  • Complete initial and subsequent TEACH grant counseling.
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
  • Complete exit counseling after declaring intent to graduate or ceasing attendance.

To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant you must:

  • Complete the requirements outlined in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
  • Be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher.
  • Obtain an education degree in a high-need subject area.
  • Complete four years of teaching within eight years of graduation at a school serving low-income students.

More details can be found on Federal Student Aid's TEACH Fact Sheet.

Please see the TEACH Grant Program website for additional resources.