To learn more about the TEACH Grant, please visit the following websites:
The College of Education at Eastern Oregon University will identify students who may be eligible for the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.(See #4 below)
Student Eligibility requirements are:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant program.
- Be enrolled in course work that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such course work. Such course work may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
- Meet certain academic achievements (gennerally,scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of atleast 3.25).
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 undergraduate students). They will then forward your information to us in the Financial Aid Office. You should contact our office after your name has been sent to us.
Please DO NOT complete the entrance counseling, as it delays our processes. 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 you request it. (i.e., if you request it during Fall term, it will be avialble winter term).
The TEACH Grant will pro-rate each term based on the number of credits you are enrolled in. 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 of you only receive the money for part of a year.
If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office.
*E-mail messages will be sent only to your Eastern Oregon University e-mail address. These messages contain important information about your financial aid that can not be sent to an unofficial email address. The Financial Aid Office expects that those communications be read by students in a timely fashion.
Please visit the Information Technology Webpage or call the helpdesk at (541) 962-3111 for information about setup and use of your Eastern email account.