If you are applying for a TEACH grant, make sure you complete and read through all requirements so you understand your rights and responsibilities as a grant recipient.

Entrance Counseling and Agreement to Serve

You must complete counseling and an Agreement to Serve before you can be awarded a TEACH grant:

About the Program

This program was established by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 to help teachers manage their college expenses and to increase the number of qualified teachers serving in high-need fields.


Eligible full-time students may receive up to $2,000 per term. This amount will be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment. The maximum total for undergraduate students is $16,000 and $8,000 for graduate students. (Due to federal sequestration, TEACH awards first disbursed after March 1, 2013, are subject to change.)

Failure to Complete Teaching Service

If you don’t complete the required teaching service or other requirements, your grant will convert to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The loan must be repaid in full, with interest (accrued from the date of each grant disbursement), to the Department of Education. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.

Exit Counseling Required

After graduating or withdrawing from school, students must complete online TEACH Exit Counseling on the federal student aid website.