TEACH Grant for Undergraduate Students

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 $16,000 for an undergraduate 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;
  • Score at or above the 75th percentile on ACT/SAT, or maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA in high school and/or college;*
  • 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; and
  • 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 high school 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:

Undergraduate Students only:
  • Middle Grades 4-9: Math or Science must be one of your two concentrations;
  • Grades 7-12: Chemistry; Integrated Math; Integrated Science; Earth Science; Biology/Life Science; or Physical Science;
  • Multi-Age Pre-K-12: French or Spanish; or
  • Intervention Specialist: Early Childhood Mild/Moderate/Intensive (Pre-K-3); Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (K-12); Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs (K-12).

To apply:

  • File a FAFSA using Ashland University's school code 003012;
  • If eligible for TEACH Grant based on an ACT/SAT subtest score at or above the 75th percentile, submit a copy of your test results to the Financial Aid Office;
  • Complete Counseling and sign an Agreement to Serve each year; and
  • When you leave school, or if you change programs, complete Exit Counseling.

"High-Need Fields" that Ashland University offers in the College of Education are:

  • Foreign language, Mathematics, Science, and Intervention Specialist, and
  • Other fields documented as high-need and listed in the Department of Education's Nationwide Listing of Teacher Shortage Areas.

The list of low-income schools and high-need fields can be found here. If you submit the Application for TEACH Grant, please monitor your Ashland University email and standard mail for further instruction on the next steps to receive the TEACH Grant. If you have questions about this program, please contact your financial aid counselor at 800-882-1548 x5002 or email financialaid@ashland.edu.