The purpose of offering TEACH Grant funding to Salisbury University students is to provide financial support for teacher candidates (students) pursing careers in education. The availability of new federally-funded Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grants will provide a stable and steady source of financial aid for those students entering critical shortage fields. TEACH grants are authorized in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which was enacted into law in fall 2007. These are grants to recruit teachers into hard-to-staff fields and low-income schools, and they will help cover the cost of tuition for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department’s) TEACH Grant Program provides grant funds to postsecondary students who are completing or plan to complete coursework that is needed to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to serve for at least four years as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a high-need field, in a school serving low-income students. Eligible full-time students may receive $4,000 per year in TEACH Grant funds, up to a maximum of $16,000 for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study, and $8,000 for graduate study.
If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required four years of teaching service within eight years after completing the coursework for which you received the grant, or if you otherwise do not meet the requirements of the TEACH Grant Program, all TEACH Grant funds that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loan) that you must repay in full, with interest, to the Department. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.
Salisbury University is pleased to provide its students the opportunity to participate in the TEACH Grant program. This is a collaborative effort between academic units and the Financial Aid Office at Salisbury University The following programs are TEACH grant eligible programs at Salisbury University in both undergraduate and MAT programs:
*Graduate Reading Specialist
*You must plan to work as a teacher in the area of reading specialist
For more information on the applying for the TEACH Grant go to Federal Student Aid.
**For more information on the Admission to the Professional Teacher Education Program at Salisbury University go to this link: Admission Requirements for the Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP).