Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year ($8,000 graduate student maximum) to students who intend to teach in a specific high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Antioch University New England has designated the following programs as TEACH Grant eligible: Science Teacher Certification, Experienced Educators, Elementary Teacher Certification, and Waldorf Teacher Education. Interested students should carefully read the TEACH Fact Sheet. Students who are interested in applying for the TEACH Grant, after reading the TEACH Fact Sheet, should complete the steps below.
Federal TEACH Grant Application Check List
- Read about the TEACH Grant.
- Schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office by calling 283-2490 or contact Marie Koski.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2010-2011 at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Be sure to include our school code (E00557) on your FAFSA. If you have questions call 800-433-3243. If you have already completed the 2010-2011 FAFSA, you do not need to do it again.
- Complete the REQUIRED Online TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) at the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant website
- Submit a copy of your SAT, ACT, or GRE scores if you scored above the 75th percentile. If you are unable to provide this documentation, you must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 prior to receiving the grant AND maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 each semester you receive a TEACH GRANT. The Registrar will verify this information on each student who does not submit one of the above college admission test scores.