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Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The Federal TEACH Grant is available to Linfield education and pre-education majors. The TEACH Grant award amount is up to $4,000* annually and is not based on financial need. To participate in this program students are required to meet student eligibility requirements by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and by meeting Linfield's school-determined student eligibility requirements.  In addition, TEACH Grant recipients must adhere to an academic standard of a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale, review the TEACH Grant Application for Linfield College form for alternate academic requirements for incoming freshman or transfer students.  Further, TEACH Grant recipients must complete a service obligation by serving as a highly-qualified teacher in a designated high-need field at a low-income school for four years within eight years of completing a TEACH Grant eligible program. Failure to complete teaching service will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to an Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan with retroactive interest.  Lastly, Linfield students are required to complete the TEACH Grant Application for Linfield College, and annually complete the online TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS) with the U.S. Department of Education. More Information about the TEACH Grant is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Required TEACH Grant Applications and Forms:

The Office of Financial Aid recommends reviewing the following resources provided by the U.S. Department of Education to help you determine if the TEACH Grant is the right fit for you.

*Due to the Sequester passed by Congress, any TEACH Grant awards were reduced by 6 percent where the first disbursement is made after March 1, 2013 (including both 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 awards).  Thus the annual maximum was decreased from $4,000 to $3,760.  On October 11, 2013, Sequestration Year 2 guidance was released, and the TEACH Grant awards were reduced from 6 percent to 7.2 percent retroactive to October 1, 2013.  Any awards made from October 1, 2013 on are subject to the additional reduction, and that annual maximum amount is $3,712.   On December 24, 2013 new guidance was released and under the direction of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the TEACH Grant awards changed yet again for any TEACH Grants first disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and before October 1, 2014 to a reduction of .89 percent from the original statutory award amount, which adjusted the annual maximum from $4,000 to $3,964.40.

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