TEACH Grants


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides up to $4,000 a year to students who commit to teach full time in a high-need field at a low income school.

If you do not complete the four year teaching obligation, the grant will convert to an unsubsidized direct loan.

To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant you must complete the requirements outlined in the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay, including:

  • Serving as a full-time highly-qualified teacher for four elementary or secondary school years at a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students;
  • Teaching in a high-need field; and
  • Completing the required four years of teaching within eight years after you graduate from or stop attending USF.

More details can be found on Federal Student Aid's TEACH Fact Sheet.