What is it?
A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant, and if you don’t complete the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will be converted to a loan that you must repay, with interest.
How much will I receive?
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
As required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester law), any TEACH Grant where the first disbursement is on or after October 1, 2020 and before October 1, 2024 requires a reduction of 5.7 percent from the award amount for which the student would otherwise have been eligible.
For 2024-2025, the adjusted maximum award is $3,772.
TEACH Grant Eligibility
To be eligible for a TEACH Grant, you must do the following:
Eligible Programs at Randolph College for 2024-2025 TEACH Grant
- Bachelor’s Degree Programs
- Chemical Physics
- Computer Science
- Computer Science and Mathematics
- Education – Earth Science
- Education – Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
- Education – Elementary Education
- Education – Physics
- Education – Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
- Education – Special Education
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Science and Analysis
- Marine Science
- Master’s Degree Programs
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education: Curriculum & Instruction
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education: Curriculum & Instruction
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education: General Curriculum
*Please note, for the TEACH Grant to be added to your financial aid package, you must officially declare your major through the Registrar’s Office.
TEACH Grant Service Obligation
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to:
- Serve as a full-time highly-qualified teacher for four elementary or secondary school years at a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students;
- Teach in a high-need field; and
- Complete the required four years of teaching within eight years after you graduate from or otherwise cease to be enrolled at the institution of higher education where you received your TEACH Grants.
- If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, all TEACH Grants you received will be converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. You must repay these loans in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.