IMPORTANT: TEACH Grant awards where the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 2013, and before October 1, 2014, must be reduced by .89 percent from the original statutory amounts.
TEACH Grant awards, where the first disbursement was made after March 1, 2013 and prior to October 1, 2013, continue to be covered under the FY 2013 sequester and must be reduced by 6.0 percent from the original statutory award amount regardless of when any subsequent disbursement of the award is made.
Once your eligibility is determined, the amount is awarded and then both counseling and the agreement must be done. Funds will then be paid with the annual award being split into two disbursements.
If you change your mind, you can cancel the award within 14 days of notification that it was disbursed.
You may apply for the TEACH Grant at any time during the academic year, but the application must be submitted while you are still enrolled that year or by the deadline published by the Department of Education (whichever is earlier).
Any payments for a previous semester will be based on credit hours completed. We recommend you apply in advance of the academic year, if possible.
TEACH is only for the first baccalaureate degree. You may not receive a TEACH Grant for a second baccalaureate or second post-baccalaureate program.
The requirement to have scored at the 75th percentile on a national college admissions test is a one-time check, whereas the use of the 3.25 GPA to meet eligibility guidelines is checked each semester.
Though you must file a FAFSA annually to determine some eligibility guidelines, you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
The TEACH Grant, when combined with your other financial assistance, may not exceed your cost of attendance.
If you receive subsequent TEACH Grants, then additional counseling will be required each year to review the terms and conditions of the award. Exit counseling is also required when you prepare to leave the University.
Under certain conditions, the TEACH Grant may be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing from the date of each grant disbursement:
*There is a possibility that a student who received a TEACH Grant early in their academic career could fail to be admitted to the teacher education program. A TEACH Grant that has been converted to a loan:
You will receive quarterly statements from the Department of Education showing status of TEACH, dollars received and potential loan amount, along with instructions on how to affirm commitment.
The Department of Education is looking at extenuating circumstances under which a TEACH Grant recipient may be excused from fulfilling all or part of the teaching service obligation. Currently there are no provisions for situations like serving part of the teaching obligation (less than the required 4 years).
For more information about pursuing a TEACH Grant eligible program, contact: Truman's School of Health Sciences and Education, VH 2300, Dr. Janet Gooch, Dean.
For more information about certification and disbursement of a TEACH Grant, contact: Truman's Financial Aid Office, MC103, Kathy Elsea, Director of Financial Aid.