TEACH Grant Program
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
Due to Sequestration:
- Any TEACH Grants first disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and before October 1, 2014 are subject to a 0.89% reduction. This means that the maximum TEACH Grant is $3,964 or $1,982 per term.
- Any TEACH Grants first disbursed on or after October 1, 2014 and before October 1, 2015 are subject to a 7.30% reduction. This means that the maximum TEACH Grant is $3,708 or $1,854 per term.
IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing retroactively from the date the grant was disbursed. (For complete details/restrictions, go to: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp)
To receive a TEACH Grant at SRU you must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled in one of SRU’s TEACH Grant-eligible programs (see list of SRU TEACH-Eligible programs below)
- If an undergraduate student, you must also be officially accepted into the College of Education
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
- Complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling which is required by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay each year with the U.S. Department of Education
- Complete the appropriate TEACH Application