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Federal TEACH Grant

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH grant is a non-need-based grant program that provides up to $4,000* per year to students who agree to teach in a high-need field at a low-income elementary or secondary school. 

Students must:

  • be accepted into the Master of Education program at Cabrini to be eligible
  • agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher for at least four years, within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant is awarded
  • sign a service agreement and complete all required counseling prior to receiving the TEACH grant

If the student subsequently fails to meet the requirements of the service agreement, the TEACH grant will be treated as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the student must repay funds with interest accrued from the date of disbursement.

To be eligible for this Federal Grant opportunity, a student must:

  1. Be fully accepted into the Master of Education degree program at Cabrini University
  2. Enter with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and/or maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 while attending Cabrini
  3. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa)
  4. Submit a TEACH Grant Request form to the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@cabrini.edu
  5. Complete the TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling (https://studentaid.gov/teach-initial-and-subsequent-counseling/)  
  6. *Sign the Agreement to Serve or Repay Agreement each year of TEACH grant eligibility (https://studentaid.gov/teach-agreement/)

* The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) explains the terms and conditions for receiving a TEACH Grant. By signing the Agreement to Serve or Repay, you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that if you do not fulfill the service obligation described in the agreement, the TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan that you must repay, in full, along with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

To learn more about the benefits of the TEACH Grant, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 610.902.8188. 

Due to the Budget Control Act of 2011 and federal sequestration , TEACH Grant Funds (where the first disbursement is on or after October 1, 2022, and before October 1, 2023) requires a reduction of 5.7% from the award amount for which the student would otherwise have been eligible. 

For example, a full-time student who is eligible for a $4,000 annual award will receive $3,772 for the year.