Financial Aid

TEACH Grant Majors

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students in specified majors who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools classified as serving low-income students.

Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.

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:
  - 10/01/2020 - 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.


Academic Programs

Your major/academic program is key to knowing if you could be eligible for a TEACH Grant.

Majors eligible for TEACH Grant consideration.

College/Level

Major

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)

Undergraduate Programs

Middle Childhood Education – Language Arts & Mathematics
Middle Childhood Education – Language Arts & Natural Science
Middle Childhood Education –Mathematics & Natural Science
Middle Childhood Education – Social Studies & Mathematics
Middle Childhood Education – Social Studies & Natural Science
Secondary Education – Integrated Sciences
Secondary Education – Mathematics
Special Education

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH)

Graduate Programs

Curriculum and Instruction (high-need licensure areas only)
Special Education (licensure areas only)
See a Division of Teacher Education advisor for further information.

UC Blue Ash

Undergraduate Programs

Pre-Middle Childhood Education
Pre-Secondary School Education
Pre-programs would have to lead to entry into one of the above CECH majors in order to qualify.

UC Clermont

Undergraduate Programs

Pre-Middle Childhood Education
Pre-programs would have to lead to entry into one of the above CECH majors in order to qualify.

Unlike traditional grant programs, TEACH Grants convert to a loan when specific requirements are not met. Students in these programs should thoroughly review information available on websites regarding the TEACH Grant. Additionally, students seeking awards will complete an annual required counseling session and service agreement prior to funding