The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program
provides grants for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to:
- teach full time
- in high-need fields
- fulfill a four year teaching commitment (within eight years)
- at schools that serve students from low-income families (see Agreement to Serve)
Chicago State University Eligibility Requirements for TEACH Grant are:
- Must be enrolled in a High Need Field (beginning with the 2012-13 academic year),
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education
- Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that
field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) that are listed
in the Department of Educations Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing. To
access the listing, please go to http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.doc.
- Must be enrolled, at least half-time, as an undergraduate or graduate student (at
large status students are ineligible for TEACH Grant Program)
- Must be enrolled in a degree seeking program for TEACH Grant eligibility
- Must have a current Agreement to Serve for aid year
- Must have current TEACH Counseling for aid year
- Must complete a FAFSA for aid year
- Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Must have at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale (Certification student’s graduate GPA
will serve as the primary GPA for TEACH Grant eligibility) If a Certification student
has undergraduate hours only, consideration for the TEACH Grant will be based solely
on the undergraduate GPA.)
- If a student has an incomplete grade ("I"), the student will not be considered for
a TEACH Grant, for any subsequent semester, until the "I" has changed to a regular
letter grade of A, B, C, D, F, or P.
- 2nd Bachelors, Second Masters and Doctoral candidates are not TEACH Grant eligible.
- All transfer students and students enrolled in new programs of study are not eligible
for TEACH Grant until a GPA is established.
- Effective Fall 2011, once our office has processed your request for a TEACH Grant
it will be "Offered" to you as part of your financial aid award package. It will be
necessary for you to "Accept" the TEACH Grant via CSU X-press before any funds can be disbursed.
- All TEACH Grant participants must complete Exit Counseling at StudentLoans.gov after a total withdrawal from semester coursework, from the university or upon graduation.
- TEACH Grants will not be available for the Summer semester.
Full time status students are awarded as such: $ 2,000.00 – per semester
Full time status for TEACH Grant awards is defined as:
- Undergraduates - 12 hours
- Certification students - 12 hours
- Master’s - 9 hours
Part time status students are awarded as such: $ 1,000.00 – per semester
Part time status for TEACH Grant awards is defined as:
- Undergraduates and Certification students enrolled with less than 12 credit hours
and a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Master candidates enrolled with less than 9 credit hours and a minimum of 6 credit
Due to "The Sequester":
- the actual amounts awarded to you for TEACH may be less the amounts stated above
- awards already processed for you may need to be reduced
For comprehensive information please visit the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH Grant Program web site.
PLEASE NOTE: TEACH Grant processing will begin for the Fall and/or Spring semesters
after the completion of that semester's registration period.