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Financial Aid: TEACH Grant

Undergraduates

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for college and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. TEACH provides grants to students who are completing, or plan to complete, coursework needed to begin a career in teaching and agree to teach, for at least four complete academic years, in a high-need field that serves students from low-income families.

Due to the impact of Sequestration, award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed after March 1, 2013 must be reduced by 6 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $240, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,760. Award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed after October 1, 2012 must be reduced by 7.2 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $288, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,712.

Eligibility Requirements for Undergraduate Students 
At Armstrong State University, you must:

Teaching Obligation 
In exchange for receiving the TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low-income students. You must complete the four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the TEACH Grant. You incur a four-year teaching obligation for each educational program for which you received TEACH Grant funds. You may work off multiple four-year obligations simultaneously under certain circumstances.

If you fail to complete the four-year teaching obligation you will have to repay the grant as a loan with interest.

Application Procedures
Please keep the application and all pages (1-5) together as one document. Send original pages of your application and forms to the College of Education, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419 or deliver the forms to the College of Education on the 2nd Floor of University Hall.

Incomplete applications and forms cannot be processed and will be returned to the address listed on the application.

A student must file the application on or before the last day of the academic term in order to receive funds for that academic term. The last day of the academic term is the last day of exams.

Important Reminder
Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest.

Once a grant is converted to a loan it cannot be converted back to a grant!

Please note: Legislative changes may affect the availability of some grant programs. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Graduates

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for college and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. TEACH provides grants to students who are completing, or plan to complete, coursework needed to begin a career in teaching and agree to teach, for at least four complete academic years, in a high-need field that serves students from low-income families.

Due to the impact of Sequestration, award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed after March 1, 2013 must be reduced by 6 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $240, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,760. Award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed after October 1, 2012 must be reduced by 7.2 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $288, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,712.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Students 
At Armstrong State University, you must:

Teaching Obligation 
In exchange for receiving the TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school serving low-income students. You must complete the four years of teaching within eight years of finishing the program for which you received the TEACH Grant. You incur a four-year teaching obligation for each educational program for which you received TEACH Grant funds. You may work off multiple four-year obligations simultaneously under certain circumstances.

If you fail to complete the four-year teaching obligation you will have to repay the grant as a loan with interest.

Application Procedures
Please keep the application and all pages (1-5) together as one document. Send original pages of your application and forms to the College of Education, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419 or deliver the forms to the College of Education on the 2nd Floor of University Hall.

Incomplete applications and forms cannot be processed and will be returned to the address listed on the application.

A student must file the application on or before the last day of the academic term in order to receive funds for that academic term. The last day of the academic term is the last day of exams.

Important Reminder
Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest.

Once a grant is converted to a loan it cannot be converted back to a grant!

Please note: Legislative changes may affect the availability of some grant programs. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information.