The Federal TEACH Grant is available to Linfield education and pre-education majors. The grant amount is up to $4,000* annually and is not based on financial need. Students who receive a TEACH Grant 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 Stafford loan with retroactive interest.
- Information about the TEACH Grant is available from the US Department of Education
- The 2013-2014 TEACH Grant application for Linfield College
- Check back in May 2014 for the 2014-2015 TEACH Grant appliction for Linfield College
- Students must complete an online Agreement to Serve (ATS) with the US Department of Education each year they receive a TEACH Grant
- The Directory of Low Income Schools
- The listing of "high-need" fields by state
- The Listing of Teacher shortage
*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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