Federal TEACH Grant FAQs

What majors are eligible for Federal TEACH grant?

For the 2021-2022 academic year, students enrolled in the following majors may be eligible for Federal TEACH Grant.*

Major Code Description
AGSC Agricultural Science
BESL Bilingual/ESL Education
BIOL Biology
CHEM Chemistry
CPSC Computer Science
CPSL Computer Science (Lower)
EDCI Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS Interdisciplinary St (Lower)
EDUC Education
EDUL Education (Lower)
ENGL English
EPSY Educational Psychology
INST Interdisciplinary Studies
MATH Mathematics
MODL Modern Languages
PHYS Physics
RDNG Reading (Minor/Teaching Field)
SPAL Spanish (Lower)
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education

*The eligible majors for Federal TEACH Grant are reviewed annually and is subject to change.

Students receiving Federal 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 Federal TEACH Grant funds back to the university if they are deemed to be in an ineligible major.

Students must be pursuing a Bachelors, Post Bachelors, or Masters degree in order to be an approved Federal TEACH Grant Major. Doctoral students are NOT eligible. 

Not all Curriculum and Instruction majors are eligible. Only C&I major eligible is the major code of EDCI. ELEM and SECD majors are not eligible even those majors are classified as Curriculum and instruction majors. 

How do I apply for the Federal TEACH Grant?

If you feel that you qualify for the Federal 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 Federal 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 Federal TEACH Grant?

If you have accepted the Federal TEACH Grant in the Financial Aid Portal in Howdy, then you can go to the status tab of your portal to complete the Federal TEACH Grant Initial Counseling and the Federal TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement). 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 Federal 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 Federal TEACH Grant based on enrollment?

As of March 1, 2013 (updated legislation on October 1, 2013), the Federal TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under Federal sequestration. All disbursements are subject to the sequestration required reduction. Please note, the Federal TEACH Grant awards are subject to fund availability.

October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2022
Enrollment Semester Amount
Full-time $1,886
Three-quarter $1,415
Half-time $943
Less than half-time $472

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

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