Grants, unlike loans, generally do not have to be repaid. Wayne State College offers several different types of grants:
- Federal PELL Grant (PELL)
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
Federal PELL Grant funds are offered only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. These offers are determined by the Federal government through its own methodology. Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant funds are offered to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and are PELL Grant recipients. FSEOG is a limited fund therefore; recipients are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant funds are offered to undergraduate students who are Nebraska residents and have applied for Federal financial aid through the FAFSA and are eligible for a Federal PELL Grant. Offers are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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 the TEACH Grant at Wayne State College for the 2024-25 academic year:
Undergraduates (must be enrolled in an eligible program as defined by the institution):
- Art Education
- Business Education
- Family and Consumer Science Education
- Early Childhood Inclusive Birth-Grade 3 Education
- Health or Physical Education
- Language Arts Education
- Life Science/Biology/Chemistry Education
- Math Education
- Music Education
- Natural Science Education
- Science Education
- Skilled/Technical Science Education
- Special Ed/MMH K-12 Education
- World Language - Spanish Education
Graduates (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 and 7-12 MSE
- Special Education K-6 and 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 a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) on studentaid.gov. 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. A TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) must be completed each year you receive a TEACH Grant.
- Must complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling which will explain the TEACH Grant Program and the TEACH Grant service obligation you agree to meet as a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant. This will be completed on studentaid.gov. TEACH Grant Subsequent Counseling must be completed each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
Award amounts based on enrollment status for 2024-25 are as follows:
- Full-time: $1,886 per semester
- Three-quarter-time: $1,414.50 per semester
- Half-time: $943 per semester
- Less-than-half-time: $471.50 per semester