Newman University's Sacred Heart Hall

The 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 $3,964 per year in TEACH Grant funds, up to a maximum of $15,856 for undergraduate and post baccalaureate study, and $7,928 for graduate study.

TEACH Grant Eligibility

A student must:

  • Score about 75th percentile on any nationally-normed standardized admissions test or maintain at least 3.25 (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA
  • Be accepted into an eligible program at Newman University.

Eligible Program:

Elementary Education (Bachelor's Degree)
Secondary Education (Bachelor's Degree)
Early Childhood Unified (Bachelor's Degree)
ESOL Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree)
Reading Specialist Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree)


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 you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loan which you must repay in full with interest to the Department of Education. Once a TEACH Grant is converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.

TEACH Grant Program high-need fields:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Foreign language
  • Bilingual education
  • English language acquisition
  • Special education
  • Reading specialist
  • or another field listed in the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide

Applying for the TEACH Grant

Must complete the FAFSA, Agreement to Serve and TEACH Counseling every YEAR to be considered for the TEACH Grant.