TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education)


Up to $3,772 per year


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 University of Texas at Arlington College of Education and currently enrolled in course work that is necessary to begin a career in teaching. (4) Have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in UTA cumulative GPA, (5) Complete the TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling, and (6) Complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement).

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.

Interested students may view additional TEACH Grant information on the Federal Student Aid website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/teach. You may direct TEACH Grant questions concerning academic eligibility to Teaira Little, tlittle@uta.edu (email only).

Application Procedure

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 $3,772 per year, but the grant reverts to an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan if the teaching obligation is not met.

If, after reading TEACH Grant Facts above, you believe you are eligible for this TEACH Grant Program, you should (1) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), (2) Fill out the application below, and (3) allow up to 2 weeks to receive your eligibility status via email.