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TEACH Grant FAQs
What majors are eligible for TEACH grant?
For the 2016-2017 academic year*, students enrolled in the following majors** may be eligible for TEACH Grant.
||Curriculum & Instruction
||Interdisciplinary St (Lower)
||Wildlife & Fisheries
||Reading (Minor/Teaching Field)
|Computer Science (Lower)
*The eligible majors for TEACH Grant are reviewed annually and is subject to change.
**Students receiving TEACH Grant may become ineligible for the grant by changing to a major during the academic year that is not on the approved eligible majors list. Students will owe the TEACH Grant funds back to the university if they are deemed in an ineligible major.
How do I apply for the TEACH Grant?
If you feel that you qualify for the TEACH Grant, please contact Scholarships & Financial Aid from your tamu.edu email address and include your University Identification Number to review your eligibility.
How do I accept the offered TEACH Grant?
We will review your eligibility and contact you at your tamu.edu email address if you are eligible for the TEACH Grant. You can view and process your TEACH Grant award offer in the Financial Aid Portal in Howdy.
What are the next steps if I have accepted my TEACH Grant?
If you have accepted the TEACH Grant in the Financial Aid Portal in Howdy, then you can go to the status tab of your portal to complete the TEACH Entrance Counseling and the TEACH Agreement to Serve. Please allow for a 2-3 business day processing period to receive notification of completed requirements from the Department of Education.
What if the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation are not fulfilled?
If you do not meet the requirements of the your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest charged from the date each TEACH Grant disbursed.
What are the semester amounts (fall and spring) of the TEACH Grant based on enrollment?
As of March 1, 2013 (updated legislation on October 1, 2013), the TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under Federal sequestration. All disbursements for the 2015-2016 academic year are subject to the sequestration required reduction. Please note, the TEACH Grant awards are subject to fund availability.
October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017 (7.30%)
What are the aggregates (life-time maximum amounts) of the TEACH Grant for graduate and undergraduate students?
|Less than half-time
The aggregate TEACH Grant for an undergraduate student is $16,000 and the aggregate TEACH Grant for a graduate student is $8,000.