GrantsYou will need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to see if you are eligible for the following grants, all of which are based on financial need. If you have not completed the 2015-2016 FAFSA, you may complete it online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grant eligibility guidelines can be found at the Department of Education's Web site Pell Grants. See the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) information. A program with limited funding, FSEOG grants are awarded as funds are available to students who demonstrate high financial need (must be eligible for the Pell Grant).
The new federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time as highly qualified teachers in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.The purpose of the TEACH Grant is to meet the critical need of children attending low-income schools to have highly qualified teachers in high-need fields. Studies show that quality teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement.
Service Obligation of TEACH Grant recipients:
Become a full-time highly qualified teacher in a high-need field (high-need field as defined by the US Department of Education, including mathematics, science, foreign language, bilingual education, special education, reading specialist, and other fields approved by the US Department of Education) Teach in a low-income school for 4 years within 8 years of program completion. For additional information click on TEACH Grant.