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TEACH Grant

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TEACH Grant Program
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides up to $3708 (which is a $4000 grant minus a 7.3% sequester amount of $292 if disbursed before October 1, 2016, or $3,728 ( which is $4000 grant minus a 6.8% sequester amount of $272 if disbursed on or after October 1, 2016) per year in grants to students who intend to teach full time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.

Teaching Obligation
In exchange for receiving the TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a highly qualified, full-time teacher (www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg107.html) in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low income students https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp. You must complete the four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the grant. You incur a four-year teaching obligation for each educational program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, although you may work off multiple four year obligations simultaneously under certain circumstances. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE FOUR YEAR TEACHING OBLIGATION YOU WILL HAVE TO REPAY THE GRANT WITH INTEREST!!!

 

Requirements for Undergraduate Students
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled with junior or senior status in a program of study designated as TEACH Grant eligible
  • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA each semester you receive the TEACH grant
  • Have met and will maintain Georgia Southern University’s College of Education Teacher Education program requirements with junior or senior status
Eligible Programs
BSED

  • Middle Grades with a concentration in math and/or science
  • Special Education
Requirements for Graduate Students
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible graduate program (see listed below) and enrolled in one or more courses required for that program.
  • Score above the 75th percentile on one of the following college admissions test(s) GRE or Miller Analogies OR have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA (first year graduate uses undergraduate GPA) and maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA each semester you receive the TEACH Grant
Eligible Programs
MAT

  • Spanish Education
  • Special Education
  • Middle Grades w/ concentration in math and/or science
  • Secondary Education: math, biology, chemistry, physics, and broad field science
MED

  • Special Education
  • Middle Grades w/ concentration in math and/or science
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education: math biology, chemistry, physics, and broad field science

Last updated: 3/9/2017

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