The Federal TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Program helps students who plan to teach in high-need fields at the secondary or elementary level.
If you choose to participate in this aid program, you must agree to do all of the following:
- Serve as a full time teacher for 4 years
- Teach a high-need field/subject
- Bilingual education and English language acquisition
- Foreign language
- Reading specialist
- Special education
- Any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.
- Serve in a public or private elementary or secondary school
- Teach in a school that serves low-income students
If you fail to meet the requirements listed above, the Federal TEACH Grant funds you received will change into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will have to repay the entire loan with interest. Interest is charged from the day the money originally paid out. You may review more information about the requirements on the Federal Student Aid website
To be eligible
- You must complete the FAFSA.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- You must be enrolled in a Federal TEACH Grant eligible degree program.
- You must score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (SAT, ACT, or GRE) or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25.
- You must complete a Federal TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) and TEACH Grant Initial Counseling.
Award eligibility varies based on Enrollment Status
. For details, please visit the Award Proration
If you think that you qualify for the Federal TEACH Grant, please send an email to Scholarships & Financial Aid from your TAMU email account and include your UIN (University Identification Number) so that we may review your eligibility.
For more information, please visit the Federal TEACH Grant FAQs