TEACH Grant for Graduate Students

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 $3,708 per year with a maximum of $7,416 for a graduate degree. 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 Stafford 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 Licensure (K-12); Moderate/Intensive Licensure (K-12)
    • Please note that Bachelor's Plus/Teacher Licensure students are not eligible to receive the TEACH Grant.

To apply:

  1. File a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) using Ashland University's school code 003012
  2. Complete Counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve each year at www.teach-ats.ed.gov
  3. 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 www.teachgrant.ed.gov. If you have questions about this program, please contact your financial aid counselor at 800.882.1548 x5002 or email gradfinaid@ashland.edu.