The Federal TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant Program is a non-need-based program that currently provides grants of up to $3,964* per year to post-baccalaureate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible program, as defined by Walden University, and who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas at schools that serve students from low-income families. Recipients of a TEACH Grant must teach for at least 4 years within 8 years of completing the college program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded (or otherwise ceasing enrollment or losing eligibility). Graduate students may receive a total of $8,000 in lifetime TEACH Grant Awards. A student may not receive TEACH Grant payments concurrently from more than one school.
The TEACH Grant is only available to students in select education programs at Walden University. Students enrolled less than full-time will have their TEACH Grant award reduced according to a schedule established by the U.S. Department of Education. The amount of TEACH Grant awarded when combined with other student aid cannot exceed a student’s cost of attendance. Because total financial aid received must not exceed the cost of attendance, receiving a TEACH Grant may reduce the recipient’s eligibility for other sources of financial aid. The TEACH grant cannot be denied if you reach your aggregate maximum on federal loans. This grant is not based on need and does not factor into your aggregate limit on federal loans.
If a student awarded a TEACH Grant either (1) fails to complete the teaching service obligation, (2) ceases enrollment in an eligible program for which the TEACH Grant was received, or (3) does not meet any other requirement as defined by the Department of Education, his or her grant will convert into a Federal Direct Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant was disbursed.
It is the student’s responsibility to understand all requirements and rules for the TEACH Grant Program.
*Due to federal sequestration TEACH Grant award amounts are subject to change.
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