While the TEACH Grant Program was originally funded at annual $4,000 awards, the federal budget sequester that went into effect on March 1, 2013, has adjusted the amounts that could be awarded students within subsequent timeframes. All other provisions of the program remained the same.
Instead of $4,000 annual amounts, awards first disbursed during these timeframes were reduced accordingly:
Congressional action on the annual federal budget (hence the October 1 effective dates now) will continue to determine any other cuts or restoration to the program.
*Though not a substantial difference, some students delay requesting TEACH awards until after October 1 in order to receive the increased amount when there are increases in funding. Tuition bills remain due as scheduled and payments are required accordingly to avoid late fees.
The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students in specified majors who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools classified as serving low-income students.
Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.
Future teachers can benefit from TEACH Grant funds in meeting their college costs, but failure to meet the conditions of the program can result in a loan with compounded interest.
Once a TEACH Grant converts to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant. Additionally, completing part of your teaching obligation does not prevent a portion of your grant from becoming a loan.
Because of these conditions, TEACH Grant Exit Counseling is required whenever you withdraw, graduate or change your academic program.
While students intending to teach can benefit from this grant money, accepting TEACH is unlike other grant programs. TEACH Grant requires specific (and detailed) obligations to be met:
Failure to meet all service provisions in full will result in all TEACH Grant funds being permanently converted to a loan with interest calculated to when the grant was received.
The first TEACH Grants were awarded to eligible UC students for the 2008-09 school year. To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
Students wishing to pursue a TEACH Grant-eligible program of study or wanting to be considered for a TEACH Grant should begin the process by contacting their college representative as listed for initial counseling and an overview of the program requirements.
Yes. You can provide additional recommendation letters. You can simply add the additional recommender’s contact email in your application. They will receive an email from UC asking for their recommendation. This can be a good idea if you’re worried about one of your recommenders not getting their letter in on time.
Yes. You will need to work with a program advisor to understand what credits will apply and meet the minimum requirement for credit hours completed at the University of Cincinnati.
No. Most post-master’s certificates, and certificates in general, do not qualify for financial aid. It is important to speak with a Financial Aid Office representative to best understand your options.
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
There are a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility for Financial Aid. Please make sure you work with Financial Aid to understand your eligibility.
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