The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and agree to teach full time for at least four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements.
Before receiving a TEACH Grant, you must complete:
- TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and
- An Agreement to Serve (ATS).
You must complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and a new ATS each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
Students who are receiving a TEACH Grant.
TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling must be completed in a single session. Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes.
Students who are receiving a TEACH Grant, and who have completed TEACH Initial and Subsequent Counseling for the same Award Year.
The ATS Process must be completed in a single session. Most people complete the ATS in 20-30 minutes.
TEACH Grant Exit Counseling provides information about fulfilling the TEACH Grant service obligation and explains the terms and conditions that will apply if the TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.