TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education)
Up to $4000 per year
Due to the recent sequester effecting the Federal Government right now, the TEACH Grant program is now subject to an across-the-board budget cut.
- For grants first disbursed after March 1, 2013, and before Oct. 1, 2013, the award amount must be reduced by 6 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $240, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,760.
- For grants first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2013, and before Oct. 1, 2014, the award amount must be reduced by .89 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $36, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,964.
To receive a TEACH Grant you must (1) Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen. (2) Be enrolled as an undergraduate, or graduate student in a Master's program. (3) Be admitted to the UT Arlington College of Education and Health Professions and currently enrolled coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching. (4)Must achieve and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in UT Arlington cumulative GPA. (5) Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve . (https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action)action
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a Title I elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
Graduate students in the Academic Partnership Masters program should read the FACTS Sheet Teach Grant Fast Facts. Please direct all TEACH Grant program eligibility questions for the Academic Partnership program to Mark Barraclough.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants to students who intend to teach in a Title I elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students may receive up to $4,000 per year, but the grant reverts to an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan if the teaching obligation is not met. Click TEACH Grant Fact Sheet for additional information.
If, after reading the appropriate TEACH Grant Facts above, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should (1) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), (2) Fill out the application.
The priority deadline for the academic year has passed. However, you may still submit an application and it will be assessed accordingly.