Tuition and Financial Aid - Federal Grants

TEACH Grants

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH) provides grants of up to $4,000* per year. Grant recipients are required to teach in a high-need field at a low income school for four years within eight years of graduation. This grant is available for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and who enroll in an eligible undergraduate education program. In addition, some select graduate programs are eligible. See list of eligible programs below. For extended additional information, please visit teachgrant.ed.gov

*Due to the federal sequester, award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed on or after October 1, 2014 and before October 1, 2015, must be reduced by 7.3 percent from the award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been eligible. For example, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by $292, resulting in a maximum award amount of $3,708.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a postsecondary education institution. (For pursuit of an undergraduate degree, student must not have already earned a bachelor’s degree.)
  • Be enrolled in a TEACH Grant approved program.
  • Submit a current teaching license or provide a College Admissions Test in which you have scored at or above the 75th percentile (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT eligible placement tests).
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (please see teachgrant.ed.gov for detailed information regarding the Agreement to Serve)

Eligible Programs

If you wish to apply for the TEACH Grant and are enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible program, please contact finaid@wgu.edu.