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Teach Grant

INFORMATION AND FORMS

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 $3,764 (which is $4,000 grant minus a 5.9% sequester amount of $236 if disbursed on or after October 1, 2019 and before October 1,2020 or $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) 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. 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, 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

BSED

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grades with a concentration in math and/or science
  • Secondary Education: math, biology, chemistry, or physics
  • 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

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

MED

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Grades w/ concentration in math and/or science
  • Secondary Education: math biology, chemistry, physics, and broad field science
  • Special Education (adaptive or general curriculum)

*All other programs are not eligible

Last updated: 3/29/2021