Federal TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who are completing or who plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. In exchange for the grant, a student must sign an "Agreement to Serve" as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received a grant. TEACH Grant recipients must submit evidence of employment as certified by the chief administrative officer of the school upon completion of each year of teaching service. If the grant recipient fails or refuses to carry out his or her teaching obligation, the amounts of the TEACH Grants received are treated as an unsubsidized Direct Loan and must be repaid with interest.
Further details on how to apply for the Federal TEACH Grant at LETU.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is designed to assist students who have exceptional financial need and who would be unable to continue their education without such a grant. The maximum amount of FSEOG per student is $4,000. You are not eligible for an FSEOG unless you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. FSEOG funds are very limited and are assigned very early in the process.
Federal Pell Grant
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) notifying you of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The lower the EFC, the higher the award you will receive. For the 2011-2012 school year, awards for full-time students ranged from $976 to $5,550 per student, per year.