Teach Grant Program

LaGrange College's TEACH Grant Eligible Programs

Graduate:
Master of Art and Teaching
Master of Education

Undergraduate:
Biology (B.A. or B.S)
Biochemistry
Mathematics (B.A. or B.S)
*Spanish

* Programs listed on the Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing

Schools Serving Low-Income Students
Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits .

Documentation
You must respond promptly to any requests for information or documentation from the U.S. Department of Education, even if they seem repetitive. These requests will be sent to you while you are still in school as well as once you are out of school. You will be asked regularly to confirm that you either still intend to teach or that you are teaching as required. You must provide documentation to the U.S. Department of Education at the end of each year of teaching.

If you temporarily cease enrollment in your program of study or if you encounter situations that affect your ability to begin or continue teaching, you will need to stay in touch with the U.S. Department of Education to avoid your grants being converted to loans before you are able to complete your teaching obligation.

Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive a TEACH Grant you must:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  •  Meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid.
  • Be fully admitted into the LaGrange College Teacher Education Program in a TEACH Grant eligible program. 
  • For undergraduate programs, meet one of the following academic achievement requirements
    • Score above the 75th percentile on one battery of a nationally normed college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT, GRE], or
    • Graduated from high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) to receive a grant as an entering freshman in your first term, or
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) on your LaGrange College coursework to receive a grant and to maintain eligibility for each subsequent term.

For graduate programs, meet one of the following academic standards:

    • Score above the 75th percentile on one battery of a nationally normed college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT, GRE), or
    • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) to receive a grant in the first term, or
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) through the most recent term in the Master's degree program and for subsequent payments; or
    • Be a current teacher or be a retiree from another occupation with expertise in a high-need field enrolled in a Master's degree program; or
    • Be a former teacher pursuing an alternative route to certification within a Master's degree program.
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and respond to requests by the U.S. Department of Education confirming your continuing intention to meet the teaching obligation.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information, or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest.

Once a grant is converted to a loan it can't be converted back to a grant!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the TEACH Grant you should read the TEACH Grant Fact Sheet ;