Financial Aid | TEACH Grant
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years as a highly qualified teacher in a high-need field and at a school servicing low-income students.
The four years of teaching must be completed within eight years after you complete or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program for which you received a TEACH Grant. This teaching requirement is known as your TEACH Grant service obligation.
Requirements for an award at Wayne State College for the 2014-15 academic year:
Must be enrolled in an eligible program as defined by the institution
English as Second Language
Health or Physical Education
Language Arts Education
Music/Vocal 7-12 Education
Music/Instrumental K-8 Education
Natural Science Education
Skilled/Technical Science Education
Special Ed/MMH K-12 Education
Business, Marketing or Information Technology (BMIT)
Early Childhood Education
Family & Consumer Science Education
Industrial Tech Education
Life Science/Biology Education
Music/Vocal K-8 Education
Music/Vocal & Instrumental K-12 Education
Music/Instrumental 7-12 Education
Endorsement Graduate students must have declared one of the above eligible programs as well.
School Counseling PK-6 MSE
School Counseling 7-12 MSE
School Counseling PK-6 & 7-12 MSE
Must have been approved through Gateway 2 (Benchmark for the WSC Teacher Education Program).
Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25.
Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
Must complete an Agreement to Serve (ATS). This is a legally binding document that explains your TEACH Grant service obligation; explains the conditions under which your TEACH Grant may be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan; and describes the repayment terms and conditions that apply if your TEACH Grant is converted to a loan.
Must complete TEACH Grant Initial Counselingwhich will explain the TEACH Grant Program and the TEACH Grant service obligation you agree to meet as a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant. You must complete TEACH Grant Subsequent Counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant before you sign an Agreement to Serve (ATS) for that year.
Award amounts based on enrollment status as follows:
Full-time $1,982.20 per semester
Three-quarter-time $1,486.65 per semester
Half-time $991.10 per semester
Less-than-half-time $495.55 per semester