(Up to $4,000 per year) – available to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families for four years within eight years of completing their degree leading to a career in teaching. To receive a TEACH Grant, you must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal
- Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not need to demonstrate financial need
- Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
- Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
- Complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS)
- Complete a Marshall University TEACH Grant Application and be approved
If you do not meet the terms of the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS), your Federal Teach Grant will convert into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest accrued and capitalized from the date of original disbursement.
For more information about this program and to apply visit www.marshall.edu/sfa, click on the “Forms & Applications” tab and then click on the “Scholarship/Grant Applications” tab.