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 $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.

To apply:

  1. File a FAFSA using Ashland University's school code 003012
  2. Complete Counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve each year here.
  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 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.