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What majors are eligible for TEACH grant?

For the 2018-2019 academic year*, students enrolled in the following majors** may be eligible for TEACH Grant.

Agricultural Science Curriculum & Instruction Mathematics Special Education
Bilingual Education Interdisciplinary St (Lower) Modern Languages Wildlife & Fisheries
Biology Education Physics Sciences
Chemistry Educational Psychology Reading (Minor/Teaching Field)  
Computer Science English Spanish (Lower)  
Computer Science (Lower) Interdisciplinary Studies Spanish  


*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 2017-2018 academic year are subject to the sequestration required reduction. Please note, the TEACH Grant awards are subject to fund availability.

October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Enrollment Semester Amount
Full-time $1868
Three-quarter $1401
Half-time $931
Less than half-time $467

October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017 
Enrollment Semester Amount
Full-time $1862
Three-quarter $1397
Half-time $931
Less than half-time $466

What are the aggregates (life-time maximum amounts) of the TEACH Grant for graduate and undergraduate students?

The aggregate TEACH Grant for an undergraduate student is $16,000 and the aggregate TEACH Grant for a graduate student is $8,000.