What is the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant?

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who are enrolled in course work needed to being a career in teaching. The amount of the grant is $4,000 a year, with a maximum of $16,000 for an undergraduate degree.

As a condition of receiving a TEACH Grant, a student must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement, which requires recipients to entering a high-need teaching field, teach for a minimum of four complete academic years within eight years of graduation, and teach at a school eligible for Title I assistance. If the teaching requirement is not met, the grant becomes an unsubsidized loan with interest accruing from the date the grant is first disbursed.