AMOUNT OF GRANT
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for four-year undergraduate programs; $8,000 total for graduate studies) in grants to students who plan to teach full-time in high-need subject areas at schools that serve students from low-income families. Three-quarter-time students can receive up to $3,000 per year; half-time students can receive up to $2,000 per year; and less-than-half-time students can receive up to $1,000 per year.*
However, because total financial aid must not exceed the cost of attendance, receiving a TEACH Grant may reduce the recipient's eligibility for other sources of financial aid. In other words, don’t assume that you will automatically have a credit on your account. Loans that have already been awarded may be replaced by the grant.
Grant recipients agree to teach for at least four years within eight years of finishing their teacher preparation program and to teach high-need subjects in designated schools that serve low-income students (designated as Title I). If you do not complete the four-year teaching obligation, your grant will convert to an unsubsidized loan, which you will have to repay with interest calculated back to the date the funds were disbursed.
AGREEMENT TO SERVE
Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (service agreement), which is available electronically on the U.S. Department of Education web site.
HIGH NEED SUBJECT AREAS
- Bilingual education and English language acquisition
- Foreign language
- Special education
- Other identified teacher shortage areas
To be eligible for a TEACH Grant, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled in coursework or plan to complete coursework toward a career in teaching and/or in a high-need subject area
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) as a high school graduate and maintain that GPA throughout your academic program (or score above the 75th percentile on at least one battery on a national standardized college admissions test)
- Complete TEACH Grant counseling and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Service each year
- Complete a FAFSA, although you do not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible
- For eligibility at the University of Michigan – Flint admission to the education program is required
Students who meet the above eligibility requirements will be contacted regarding the TEACH Grant. If you have questions about your eligibility please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS OF STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - FLINT
MA in Education with Special Education Concentration
MA in Education with Literacy (K-12) Concentration
BS French TCP
BS Spanish TCP
BS Mathematics TCP
BS Biology TCP
BS Physics TCP
BS Earth Science TCP
*Due to sequestration, amounts may vary