Financial Aid

TEACH Grant Counseling

Because of the unique eligibility and service requirements of the TEACH Grant program as well as the conversion from grant to loan when the obligation is not met, eligible students wishing to receive TEACH must have specialized counseling.

While the TEACH Grant Program was originally funded at annual $4,000 awards, the federal budget sequester that went into effect on March 1, 2013, has adjusted the amounts that could be awarded students within subsequent timeframes. All other provisions of the program remained the same.

Instead of $4,000 annual amounts, awards first disbursed during these timeframes were reduced accordingly:
  - 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2022: $3,772 reflecting a 5.7% cut.
  - 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021: $3,772 reflecting a 5.7% cut.*
  - 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2020: $3,764 reflecting a 5.9% cut.*
  - 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019: $3,752 reflecting a 6.2% cut.*
  - 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018: $3,736 reflecting a 6.6% cut.*
  - 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017: $3,724 reflecting a 6.9% cut.
  - 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016: $3,728 reflecting a 6.8% cut.*
  - 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015: $3,708 reflecting a 7.3% cut.
  - 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014: $3,964 reflecting a .89% cut.
  - 03/01/2013 - 09/30/2013: $3,712 reflecting a 7.2% cut.

Congressional action on the annual federal budget (hence the October 1 effective dates now) will continue to determine any other cuts or restoration to the program.

*Though not a substantial difference, some students delay requesting TEACH awards until after October 1 in order to receive the increased amount when there are increases in funding. Tuition bills remain due as scheduled, and payments are required accordingly to avoid late fees.

Students seeking initial TEACH Grant funding must got through a 2-step (initial and award) in-person counseling process. Students seeking renewal in subsequent years still must complete the annual in-person award counseling requirement.

Finally, upon changing majors to a program other than an eligible academic program, withdrawing, or graduating, students need to complete an online exit counseling session.

Additionally, this grant program has unique and detailed requirements that must be met in order to avoid the grant becoming an unsubsidized student loan.


Initial Counseling

To verify that a student understands the teaching requirement and to receive an overview of the program, college and program-specific counseling is the first step in the awarding process. This counseling is with a staff member who can also answer questions you may have.

Students who believe they qualify for TEACH and wish to be considered for the grant should begin by scheduling a counseling session with the staff noted below.

Contacts for intial TEACH counseling.

College/Program

Contact(s)

CECH

The Education Advising Team
CECH Student Services Center
360 Teachers-Dyer Complex
513-556-2336
soeadvising@ucmail.uc.edu

Clermont College

Emily Wagner
100 Clermont Student Services
513-558-7423
wagnere6@ucmail.uc.edu

UC Blue Ash

Christy Swanson
Academic Advising Center, Muntz Hall
513-745-5600
swansocy@ucmail.uc.edu


Award Counseling

NOTE: Students will need to supply confirmation from initial counseling or have a previous award to participate in this level of TEACH counseling.

Following the initial counseling or to renew a TEACH Grant in subsequent years, students will meet with the following staff to receive required in-person counseling and have a TEACH Grant award made.

Contacts for TEACH award counseling.

College/Program

Contact(s)

CECH

One Stop Student Service Specialist
2nd Floor, University Pavilion
513-556-1000
onestop@uc.edu

Clermont College

One Stop Student Service Specialist
One Stop Student Services
100 Clermont Student Services
513-556-1000
onestop@uc.edu

UC Blue Ash


One Stop Student Service Specialist
One Stop Student Services
150 Muntz Hall
513-556-1000
onestop@uc.edu

Funds will be awarded and disbursed to the bill after this level of counseling and the annual agreement to serve are complete.


Exit Counseling

As with federal loans, federal regulations require that students who have received a TEACH Grant complete online exit counseling upon changing majors to something other than a eligible academic program, withdrawing from school, or graduating from their program of study.

The online TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session provides information about the terms and conditions of a TEACH Grant service agreement, as well as the rights and responsibilities that apply if your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Students have the option to review the content of the online Exit Counseling session at any time using the "demo" option. Note: The demo option gives you information but does not fulfill your counseling requirement.