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More info: StudentAid.gov/teach
It is very important that you read and understand the conditions of the TEACH Grant at the websites listed above. It is a unique grant which you may have to pay back if you do not meet its specific conditions.
If you are interested in applying for the TEACH Grant after reading all of the information on the website(s), please contact the College of Education at 541-962-3772 or email email@example.com. Let them know that you are interested in the TEACH Grant, and they will direct you to either Beth Upshaw (for undergraduate students) or Kristin Johnson (for graduate students). They will then forward your information to us in the Financial Aid Office.
We will contact you via email at your EOU email address with instructions about what to do next.
In most cases, if you qualify for the TEACH Grant, it will be available the term after your request is received. (i.e. if you request it during Fall term, it will be available Winter term).
The TEACH Grant will pro-rate each term based on the number of credits for which you are enrolled. For instance, if you are a full-time student, it will pay 100%; if you are a half-time student, it will pay 50%. Please note: The service obligation does not change if you receive less than a full-time disbursement, nor does it change if you only receive the money for part of a year.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Email messages will only be sent only to your Eastern Oregon University email address. These messages contain important information about your financial aid that cannot be sent to an external email address. The Financial Aid Office expects email to be read by students in a timely fashion.
Please visit the Information Technology Knowledge Base or call the helpdesk at (541) 962-3111 for information about setup and use of your Eastern email account.
More than half of the classes you will teach during each school year must be in a high-need field. Historical teacher shortage areas that qualify for TEACH service requirements can be found in the Teacher Shortage Areas Report. Schools that serve low-income students can be found through studentaid.ed.gov.
High-need fields are
If you plan to teach in a high-need field that is included in the Nationwide List, that field must be listed for the state where you teach either at the time you begin your qualifying teaching service or at the time you received a TEACH Grant.
Note: Other category includes 1,387 recipients who completed teaching requirements. The remainder either had their grants suspended, discharged, or cancelled. TEACH grant recipients will move in and out of different status categories over time. For instance, upon graduation, a participant typically moves from in school to teaching or intend to teach. ( 7 MB PDF)
GAO: A Third of TEACH Grants Convert to Loans. But Why?
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