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TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (teach) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at a school(s) that serve students from low-income families.

To be considered for a teach grant, you must be formally admitted to one of the following teach Grant-eligible programs of study at Tarleton State University:

Undergraduate

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification

Graduate

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Or

Be formally admitted into a Teacher Education Program that is designated as a high-need program in the state you plan to teach and is listed on the Department of Education's Annual Teaching Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.

  • You must also meet one of the following academic achievement requirements:
  1. Score above the 75th percentile on a college admission test (eg. SAT, ACT, GRE); or
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 from your most recent completed semester.
  • And
    • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    • Not in default on a Federal Student Loan.
    • Meet the Standards for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (fasfa), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
    • Agree to teach in high-need subject area at a school serving low-income students for at least four of the eight years following graduation or ceasing your program of study. When you begin teaching, the school must be listed on the Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools.  You will need to click on the "Search" button, choose a state and to narrow your search, either enter your School's Name or the name of a county after Location.

If you fail to complete the 4-year teaching obligation within 8 years of completing or ceasing your program or study, your grant will convert to an unsubsidized loan which will have to be repaid with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed.

If you are selected to receive a teach grant, each year you will need to:

Listings on the Department of Education's Annual Teaching Shortage Area Nationwide Listing and Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low - Income Schools web sites are subject to change from year to year.

To meet the Agreement To Serve requirement:

  • Your school must be listed on the Department of Education's web site at the time you begin teaching, and;
  • Your Teacher Education Program must have been designated as high-need on the Department of Education's web site when you received your first Teach Grant.

Apply for the teach Grant.