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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:

  • Students may print, complete, and submit the PDF of the 2014-2015 TEACH Grant Application for Linfield College to the Office of Financial Aid at Linfield
  • Students must complete the online TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS) with the U.S. Department of Education each year they receive a TEACH Grant 
  • Federal regulations require students who have received a TEACH Grant to complete the TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session upon withdrawing or graduating from their program of study at Linfield College.  The TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session provides information about the terms and conditions of a TEACH Grant service agreement, as well as the rights and responsibilities that apply if the TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.  If the student is not ready to begin the TEACH Grant Exit Counseling or would like to review the content they can take a Tour first, however the Tour does not satisfy the TEACH Grant Exit Counseling requirements

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, TEACH Grant awards have been reduced.  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. 

On May 2, 2014 the U.S. Department of Education released the new Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Sequester reductions for 2014-2015 beginning October 1, 2014 and before October 1, 2015 the reduction of 7.30% from the original statutory award amount, which adjusts the annual maximum from $4,000 to $3,708.  See the chart below:

Award Year

Impacted Awards

Statutory Maximum Scheduled Award Amount

Percentage Reduction from Statutory Award Amount

Dollar Reduction Amount

Adjusted Maximum Scheduled Award Amount

2014-2015

First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2014 and Before October 1, 2015 (FY 2015 Sequester)

 

 

$4,000.00

 

 

7.30%

 

 

$292.00

 

 

$3,708.00

2014-2015

First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and Before October 1, 2014 (FY 2014 Sequester)

 

 

$4,000.00

 

 

0.89%

 

 

$35.60

 

 

$3,964.60

2013-2014

First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and Before October 1, 2014 (FY 2014 Sequester)

 

 

$4,000.00

 

 

0.89%

 

 

$35.60

 

 

$3,964.60

2013-2014

First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 and Before October 1, 2014 (FY 2013 Sequester)

 

 

$4,000.00

 

 

6.00%

 

 

$240

 

 

$3,760.00

Questions? E-mail Financial Aid at: finaid@linfield.edu