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The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is an annual grant provided to students who plan to become teachers. They are provided by the federal government and are awarded to students who are enrolled in specific academic programs at participating schools and who have filed a FAFSA. There are additional requirements to retain the grant and prevent it from being converted into a loan.


Students must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate, post-baccalaurate, or graduate level TEACH-Grant-eligible program at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program
  • either score above the 75th percentile on a standard admissions test or maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 by the end of each quarter


Students must:

  • complete a FAFSA
  • receive TEACH Grant counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation; (counseling must be completed every year that the student receives the TEACH Grant)
  • sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve


  • Eligible students may annually receive up to $3,728 (for grants first disbursed on or after October 1, 2015, and before October 1, 2016)
  • Aggregate limit for undergraduate study is $16,000 and graduate study is $8,000

*NOTE: Amounts subject to change based upon future federal budget cuts (sequestration). For more details, see this page:


Up to four years of undergraduate eligibility and up to two years of graduate eligibility.

For more information about the TEACH Grant program, review these webpages:

(Created 4/28/2015 - BS)


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102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
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Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including income-based repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.