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Federal TEACH Grant Request

The Federal TEACH Grant has specific eligibility and service requirements.  Before completing the TEACH Grant Request, you should make sure that you fully understand the eligibility and service requirements of this grant. Carefully read the information below. 

Please be aware that the Federal TEACH grant has a high potential of turning into a LOAN.  If you are not already committed to teaching a high-need subject in a school serving low-income students, you should not consider this as a possible source of aid.  It is estimated that only 20 percent of students who participate in the TEACH Grant Program will be able to use the funds as grants, while many students will see their funds converted to loans with accumulated interest.

A student who receives $16,000 in TEACH Grants who fails to fulfill the terms of the Agreement to Serve  and Promise to Pay (ATS)  will incur substantial indebtedness.  On a 10-year term, the monthly payments would be $315.60 for a cumulative payment of $37,871. 

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must:

  • Agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. (Information about qualifying schools can be found on the TEACH Grant website )
  • Teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.  

IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of the TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Enrollment in a TEACH Grant eligible program.
  • Undergraduate students must have successfully completed 44 credit hours or 30 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (either at DePaul or at your most recent prior degree program). To retain eligibility, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program. All eligible registered courses for the Federal TEACH program must be taken for a letter grade as “Pass/Fail" grades cannot be calculated into a qualifying cumulative GPA. See the DePaul Temporary Pass/D/Fail policy.
  • Complete all steps of the application process prior to your last date of attendance.

If you're enrolled in an eligible academic program and would like to be considered for the Federal TEACH Grant, you must complete the online TEACH Grant Request Form. You should log into the form using your BlueKey information.

Federal TEACH Grant Online Agreement to Serve (ATS) and Entrance Counseling

If you've determined that you are eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant, you're required to:

Learn more about TEACH Grants.