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Federal TEACH Grant

Federal TEACH Grant

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program can provide up to $4,000* per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students, in specified majors, who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools classified as serving low-income students.

Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Undergraduate students must be taking a full-time (12 credit hours) class load in order to be eligible. Graduate students are eligible if they are taking a part-time (3 credit hours) class load.

Due to sequestration, award amounts for any TEACH Grant must now be reduced by a pre-determined percent for which a recipient would otherwise have been entitled. For example:

  • For any 2021-22 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2021, and before Oct. 1, 2022, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 5.7% ($228), resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.
  • For any 2022-23 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2022 and before Oct. 1, 2023, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 5.7% ($228), resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.

Student Eligibility

To receive a TEACH Grant at the University of Dayton, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need, and
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and
  • be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student, and
  • meet basic aid eligibility requirements of satisfactory academic progress, and
  • have successfully completed EDT 110 (undergraduate students), unless otherwise waived, and have been accepted and enrolled in a program of study designated as TEACH Grant-eligible, and
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on college coursework to receive a grant for each subsequent term, and
  • maximum grant eligibility is based on full time attendance (12 credit hours/term undergraduate; 6 credit hours/term graduate) The TEACH grant is pro-rated for part time enrollment, and
  • sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve form, and
  • complete the Entrance Counseling annually

To Apply for the TEACH Grant at the University of Dayton

Students who want to be considered for a TEACH Grant should begin the annual process by following these steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA each year
  2. Complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Entrance Counseling
  3. Complete the Agreement to Serve (ATS)

More information on the TEACH Grant can be found on Federal Student Aid's website.

Grant-Becomes-Loan Provision

If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service, you will be required to repay the grants as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. Therefore, while students intending to teach can benefit from this grant money, accepting the TEACH Grant is unlike any other federal grant program and should be done only after much thought and planning.

If your grant is converted to a loan, due to the reasons below, you will be provided with TEACH Grant conversion counseling by the U.S. Department of Education:

  • You didn’t begin or maintain qualifying teaching service within a timeframe that would allow you to complete the service obligation within the maximum eight-year period, or
  • You asked the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid to convert your grant to a loan

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