Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

How to apply

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and contact the appropriate program coordinator.  Please see the list of program coordinators provided in the Eligible Programs section below for UNT or UNT Dallas.


There is no deadline.


This program provides grants up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-incomeIncome is the amount of money received from employment (salary, wages, tips), profit from financial instruments (interest, dividends, capital gains), or other sources (welfare, disability, child support, taxable Social Security, and pensions). families.

TEACH Grant recipients must agree to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which a TEACH Grant was received.


Up to $4,000 per year


• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizenSomeone who is not a US citizen but is nevertheless eligible for Federal student aid. Eligible non-citizens include US permanent residents who are holders of valid green cards, US nationals, holders of form I-94 who have been granted refugee or asylum status, and certain other non-citizens. Non-citizens who hold a student visa or an exchange visitor visa are not eligible for Federal student aid.

• Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate studentA student who is enrolled in a post-baccalaureate, masters, or Ph.D. Program. in a postsecondary educational institution

• Be enrolled in course work that is necessary to begin a career in teaching, or plan to complete such course work.

• Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).

 • Sign a TEACH GrantA grant is a type of financial aid based on financial need that the student does not have to repay. Agreement to Serve and receive initial and subsequent counseling from your program of interest contact (see contacts listed below).

 • We encourage you to learn more about this program.

 • Use the eligible program and contact information below to determine who you can speak with regarding your interest in the program.  The program contact in your TEACH Grant approved major will determine your eligibility to participate in the program and work directly with Student Financial AidMoney provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self help aid (loans and work). and Scholarships on your behalf. 


UNT TEACH Grant Eligible Programs

  • Bachelor of Science/Teacher Certification in Secondary Education - Math and Science Teachers
    Program of Interest Contact: Jennifer McDonald http://teachnorthtexas.unt.edu
  • Bachelor of Science/Teacher Certification in Early Childhood - EC-6: Generalist with Special Education
    Program of Interest Contact: College of Education Student Advising Office (Philippe Becerra) http://coe.unt.edu/student-advising-office


Money is applied to student account once each semester.


IMPORTANT: If you receive the grantA grant is a type of financial aid based on financial need that the student does not have to repay. and fail to graduate or complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford LoanA loan is a type of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. The Federal Student Loan Program is a good method of financing the costs of your college education. These loans are better than most consumer loans because they have lower interest rates. The Federal Loans and Perkins Loans also provide a variety of deferment options and extended repayment terms.. Please note that loan interest will be retroactive and calculated with an effective date from the original award disbursementDisbursement is the release of loan funds to the school for delivery to the borrower. The payment will be made co-payable to the student and the school. Loan funds are first credited to the student's account for payment of tuition and fees. Any excess funds are then paid to the student in cash or by check for the purpose of paying for other educational expenses.. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed. Each Federal Direct Loan borrowerThe person who receives a loan. at the University of North Texas is required to complete Student Exit Counseling shortly before completing a degree, leaving UNT (i.e., withdrawing, graduation) or ceasing half-timeDuring each term, 6-8 credit hours is considered half-time for undergraduate students. For graduate students, 5 hours is considered half-time. enrollment. We encourage you to learn more about this program at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp.