GSU Teacher Education candidates in line for grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant became available through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the program. The grant provides up to $4,000 per year, with a maximum of $16,000.Students who intend to teach in a high-need subject area at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families will qualify for the grants. For undergraduate teacher education candidates at Grambling State University, the high-need fields include: mathematics, science, special education, and foreign language.

To qualify for a TEACH Grant at Grambling, a student must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the College of Education that leads to certification in: special education, mathematics education, science education, or foreign language education. The student must have an overall university grade point average of 3.25 or higher

The qualifying student must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

The students eligibility must be confirmed by the Department of Curriculum/Instruction and sign a TEACH Grant agreement to serve, and complete grant counseling.

In exchange for receiving a grant, the recipient must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field in a public or private elementary school that serves low-income students for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing your teacher certification program.

Each year that a teacher education candidate receives a grant, the recipient must sign an agreement to serve that will be available electronically on the Department of Education Web site.

The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgement that the recipient understands that if the teaching requirement is not met, TEACH Grant funds will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

Grant eligibility will be confirmed by Genevia Jones, 274-2710, jonesgn@gram.edu, CARE (Centralized Advisement, Referral, and Evaluation) Center, Room 1A in Charles P. Adams Hall.

Grant counseling will be provided by Gloria Rabon, 274-2772, rabongj@gram.edu, director of the Office of Professional Laboratory Experience, Room 114 of Charles P. Adams Hall.

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