Grant assistance for certain Masters of Education students only
The TEACH Grant provides grant assistance to students completing coursework to begin a career in teaching in a high-need field. The award is up to $4,000 per year with a maximum of $8,000 for a graduate degree. This amount may be reduced by a congressional budget process called sequestration. IMPORTANT NOTE: If the recipient does not fulfill the requirements of the Agreement to Serve, the entire TEACH Grant received converts into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest retroactive to the date the grant was disbursed.
To determine eligibility, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA or *score at or above the 75th percentile on ACT/SAT
- Be enrolled in one of Ashland University's eligible programs of study in the College of Education
- Plan to teach full time in a high-need field in a low-income elementary or secondary school
- Plan to teach as a highly qualified teacher for four years within the eight years immediately following completion of the degree
* To qualify based on your ACT/SAT results, you must score in the 75th percentile on any subtest of the ACT or SAT. If you qualify for the TEACH Grant based on your ACT/SAT scores, you are eligible to receive TEACH funds over the course of your study, providing you meet other program requirements. If you do not qualify based on your ACT/SAT results, you may qualify based on your undergraduate (for first semester grad students) or Ashland University GPA of 3.25 or higher. You must maintain a cumulative Ashland University GPA of 3.25 or higher each semester to receive the grant.
You must be enrolled in one of the following TEACH Grant- eligible programs:
- Masters of Education Students
- Intervention Specialist: Mild/Moderate (K-12); Moderate/Intensive (K-12)
- Please note that Bachelor's Plus/Teacher Licensure students are not eligible to receive the TEACH Grant.
- File a FAFSA using Ashland University's school code 003012
- Complete Counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve each year here.
- When you leave school, or if you change programs, complete Exit Counseling.
The list of low-income schools and high-needs fields can be found at teachgrant.ed.gov. If you have questions about this program, please contact your financial aid counselor at 800.882.1548 x5002 or email email@example.com.