Federal TEACH Grant Program

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grant assistance to students admitted in either an undergraduate or graduate degree program. It is intended for students who agree to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years in schools that serve students from low-income families.

Amount of Grant
For Grants Disbursed between 10/1/19 to 9/30/20



Undergraduate Credit Hours:


Graduate Credit Hours:

Full-Time

12+


9+

Part-Time

9-11


6-8

Half-Time

6-8


4-5

Less Than Half-Time

Less than 6


Less than 4

Per Semester:

$1,882.00

$1,411.50

$941.00

$470.50

Annual Amount:

$3,764.00

$2,823.00

$1,882.00

$941.00


Undergraduate Lifetime Maximum: $16,000

Graduate Lifetime Maximum: $8,000

Eligibility

To inquire if the UNK degree program that you are enrolled in is eligible for the TEACH Grant, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (308) 865-8520.

Federal TEACH Grant Counseling

Each year you receive a Federal TEACH Grant, you must complete a counseling session. The counseling session provides the information required to make an informed decision regarding acceptance of the grant. Counseling is completed electronically on the U.S. Department of Education web site. UNK will be notified once a student has successfully completed the counseling session.

Service Agreement

Each year you receive a Federal TEACH Grant, you must sign a Federal TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay (service agreement) which will be available electronically on the U.S. Department of Education website. When you sign the service agreement, you are agreeing to repay the grant as a Federal Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. If the grant does convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan interest will be charged from the day the grant funds were first received. Once the grant has been converted to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.

Teaching Obligations

Grant recipients agree to teach for at least four full years within eight years of finishing their degree, and to teach high-need subjects in designated schools that serve low-income students.

  • High-need subject areas include:
    • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
    • Foreign Language
    • Mathematics
    • Reading Specialist
    • Science
    • Special Education
    • Other teacher shortage areas listed annually in the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.
  • Schools currently 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.
  • You must meet your state’s definition of a highly qualified, full time teacher and spend the majority (at least 51 percent) of your time teaching one of the high-need subject areas.
    • Most elementary teachers, unless teaching English as a Second Language or Special Education, will not meet the full-time teaching requirement in the high-need field.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about pursuing a Federal TEACH Grant-eligible program, contact the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, (308) 865-8502. You may also review and complete the TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling at StudentAid.gov.

For more information about receiving a Federal TEACH Grant, contact the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, (308) 865-8520.

Federal Teach Grant Eligible Programs at UNK:

(**Refers to State of Nebraska high-need subjects.)

English as a Second Language

ESL-BAE

French 7-12 Subject

FRN712-BAE

German 7-12 Subject

GER7-12-BAE

Spanish 7-12 Subject

SPN712-BAE

Biology 7-12 Subject

BIO712-BSE

Chemistry 7-12 Subject

CHM712-BSE

**Communication Disorders

CDIS-BSE

Mathematics 7-12 Field

MA712F-BSE

Mathematics 7-12 Subject

MA712S-BSE

Physics 7-12 Subject

PHY712-BSE

Mild Moderate 7-12 Field

MM712-BAE

Mild Moderate K-6 Field

MMK6-BAE

Middle Grades Field with emphasis in

MIDGRD-BAE or
MIDGRD-BSE

Natural Science and/or Mathematics

NATSCI-CN
MATH-CN


Program Plans for Graduate Level Programs - Meet NCATE Requirements for Advanced Teacher Preparation and/or NDE Endorsement Requirements

Reading PK-12

RDPK12-MAE

Special Education

SPED-MAE

**Speech/Language Pathology

SPATH-MSE

Modern Languages – Spanish Education

SPAN-MAE

Science/Math Education

SCIMTH-MSE