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 Educationís (the Departmentís) 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:
*You must plan to work as a teacher in the area of reading
Salisbury University is committed to its students and STEM
initiatives (science, technology, engineering and math), and the
TEACH Grant program will help finance educational costs for
teacher candidates pursuing careers in math and science areas.
Additionally, the TEACH Grant can be used to finance students
majoring in ESOL and TESOL at our institution.
**NOTE: YOU MUST BE
ADMITTED IN THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM TO
APPLY FOR THE TEACH GRANT AT SALISBURY UNIVERSITY.
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).