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Teach Grant

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 $4000.

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 $3,772 (which is $4,000 grant minus a 5.7% sequester amount of $228 if disbursed on or after October 1, 2020 and before October 1, 2021 and remained $3,772 which is a $4,000 grant minus a 5.7% sequester amount of $228 if disbursed on or after October 1, 2021 and before October 1, 2022) 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 in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low-income students. 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. Please see the U.S. Department of Education website for more specific information regarding Teach Grant qualifications, and obligation responsibilities.

IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE FOUR-YEAR TEACHING OBLIGATION, THE TEACH GRANT WILL BE CONVERTED INTO AN UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN AND YOU WILL HAVE TO REPAY THE LOAN WITH INTEREST!!! ONCE THE TEACH GRANT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO A LOAN, IT CANNOT BE CONVERTED BACK TO A GRANT.

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

  • B.S.Ed.
    • Middle Grades with a concentration in math, science, or social studies
    • Secondary Education: biology, chemistry, history, math, or physics,
    • Special Education

*All other programs are not eligible

Requirements for Graduate Students

Eligible Programs

  • Teaching M.A.T.
    • Middle Grades w/ concentration in math, science, or social studies
    • Secondary Education: biology, broad field science, chemistry, history, math, or physics
    • Spanish Education
    • Special Education
  • MED
    • Middle Grades w/ concentration in math, science, or social studies
    • Secondary Education: biology, broad field science, chemistry, history, math, or physics
    • Special Education (adaptive or general curriculum)

*All other programs are not eligible


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Last updated: 7/28/2021