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Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant) Program
UPDATE: Because of the Sequestration Agreement, the US Department of Education has ordered a reduction of 6% to TEACH Grant awards first disbursed after March 1, 2013, and 7.2% to TEACH Grant awards first disbursed after October 1, 2013.
The TEACH Grant is a federal aid program for students that pursue certain high need teaching majors and minors. The US Department of Education requires each college to determine its eligible TEACH Grant programs. The award is available for the academic year as well as the summer at full or part time enrollment.
AWARDING OF THE TEACH GRANT:
Should you change your major or minor to a qualifying TEACH Grant field after your aid has been awarded, you may request the Office of Financial aid to review your eligibility for the TEACH Grant award. To do so, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for TEACH Grant for the May, June, and/or July terms you must complete a SUMMER AID REQUEST FORM available on the Office of Financial Aid website beginning March 1.
AMOUNT OF GRANT:
Demonstrated need is not required for this program but because total financial aid must not exceed the cost of attendance, receiving a TEACH Grant could reduce your eligibility for other sources of financial aid.
ELIGIBILITY requirements for the TEACH Grant:
Students pursuing a second bachelor's teaching degree or certification following receipt of a first bachelor's degree are not eligible for the TEACH Grant at Hope according to federal rules.
TEACH GRANT COUNSELING-For more information about this grant you can complete an entrance counseling session click here. Click on My Teach Grant and log in. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN. You are not required to accept the grant if you do the counseling.
Students that have already received a TEACH Grant must complete Subsequent Counseling for each subsequent year they wish to receive the grant. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN.
Prior to graduation or upon leaving Hope College, TEACH Grant recipients must complete Exit Counseling. You will need your Federal Student Aid PIN.
AGREEMENT TO SERVE- You will receive an email from the TEACH Grant program when the Agreement to Serve is available to complete electronically. You must complete an Agreement to Serve each year that you want to receive the grant.
AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR TEACHING PROGRAM- You are required
on a yearly basis to provide the US Department of Education with certification
of your teaching status required
of maintaining the grant. TEACH
GRANT CERTIFICATION form