Federal TEACH Grant Program

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a federal financial aid (Title IV) program designed for students who are enrolled in an eligible program and intend to teach in a Title l school that serves students from low-income families. The program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

The TEACH Grant Program is available for both undergraduate seniors with a minimum of 90 credits in an approved program and graduate students in a qualifying program.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign, in person, a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

  • in a high-need field;
  • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families (regardless of where you are teaching, not all undergraduate or graduate programs are approved for the TEACH Grant; check with Naomi Kreitzer to see if your program is an approved program for the TEACH Grant); and
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

Note: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf).

If you have any questions, contact the Brooklyn College TEACH Grant coordinator:

Naomi Kreitzer
2210 James Hall
P: 718.951.5372

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