*Until further guidance is provided by the U.S. Department of
Education, TEACH Grant awards disbursed after March 1, 2013 must
be reduced by 6.0 percent.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher
Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a non-need based grant
program that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who are
enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to teach in a
high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school
for a least four years within eight years of completing the
program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded.
If you are eligible for the TEACH Grant, you must complete
both TEACH Grant Counseling and an Agreement to Serve in
addition to our internal form.
To receive a TEACH Grant?
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
- Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the
federal student aid programs.
- Complete the
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post
baccalaureate, or graduate student at Saint
- Be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
- Receive confirmation from the Education
Department of your eligibility
- Complete the online
TEACH Grant counseling - that explains the
terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service
obligation. You must complete counseling
each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
- Sign a
TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
What are high need fields?
High need fields include:
- Bilingual education and English language
- Foreign language
- Reading specialist
- Special education
- Any other field that has been identified as
high need by the federal or state government.
*If you plan to teach in a high-need field, that field must
be listed for the state where you teach either at the time you
begin your qualifying teaching service or at the time you
received a teach grant.
What are the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to
- You must serve as a full-time teacher for a
total of at least four academic years within
eight years after you complete or otherwise
cease to be enrolled in the program(s) for which
you received TEACH Grant funds.
- You must perform the teaching service as a
highly qualified teacher at a
low-income school or educational service agency.
- Your teaching service must be in a high-need
- You must provide the U.S. Department of
Education with documentation of your progress
toward completing your service obligation.
- If you do not meet the requirements of your
service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you
received will be converted to a
Direct Unsubsidized loan. You must
repay this loan in full; with interest charged
from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
For a full list of high needs schools please visit:
For more information about the TEACH Grant please visit: