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TEACH GRANT OVERVIEW

TEACH GRANT OVERVIEW

Teach Grant Program Summary Teach Grant is: • Non-Need Based – Must file FAFSA

Teach Grant Program Summary Teach Grant is: • Non-Need Based – Must file FAFSA (www. fafsa. ed. gov/) • Up to $4, 000. 00 per Year for FT Attendance(for 5 th year Credential Students) • Lifetime award is $16, 000 2

Student Eligibility • • 4 Teach Years Highly Qualified Teacher Low Income School Cumulative

Student Eligibility • • 4 Teach Years Highly Qualified Teacher Low Income School Cumulative GPA of 3. 25 or Score in the 75 th Percentile on 1 Battery of Nationally Normed test • Teach for 4 years in a High Need Field • Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, Bilingual Education & English Acquisition, 3

Student Eligibility • Special Education, or Reading Specialist • Also listed in CA: Agriculture,

Student Eligibility • Special Education, or Reading Specialist • Also listed in CA: Agriculture, Business, Music • Teach for 4 full years within 8 years of Program completion (This means beginning within 4 years) 4

Cancellation of Grant • Student Can Request of schools up to 120 after disbursement.

Cancellation of Grant • Student Can Request of schools up to 120 after disbursement. (Grant is returned or converted to Unsubsidized Loan • Discharge of Grant occurs if: • Student becomes totally/permanently disabled & applies for discharge • Recipient Dies 5

Suspension of Grant • Student can apply for no more than a 3 year

Suspension of Grant • Student can apply for no more than a 3 year suspension when: • A condition covered under the Family Medical Leave Act arises • Call or order to active military duty for more than 30 days • Suspension must be requested prior to conversion to Direct Loan 6

Conversion To Loan • Teach Grant can convert to Unsubsidized Direct Loan • Conversion

Conversion To Loan • Teach Grant can convert to Unsubsidized Direct Loan • Conversion is permanent and Irrevocable • Loan Interest is Capitalized from 1 st disbursement • Conversions Occurs When: Recipient does not annually confirm intent to go satisfy Teaching Service Agreement 7

Conversion To Loan • Within 120 days of ceasing enrollment, the recipient fails to

Conversion To Loan • Within 120 days of ceasing enrollment, the recipient fails to notify ED she is employed or intends to pursue qualified FT employment • Recipient fails to maintain qualified employment • Recipient fails to begin qualified employment in time to complete teaching obligation 8

Conversion To Loan • Within one year of ceasing enrollment if the recipient has

Conversion To Loan • Within one year of ceasing enrollment if the recipient has not been determined eligible for a suspension, has not reenrolled in a Teach Grant eligible program, or has not begun teaching service in accordance with the Agreement to Serve 9

What’s Next If you Think Teach Grant is Right 4 You • Sign-up for

What’s Next If you Think Teach Grant is Right 4 You • Sign-up for Teach Grant Counseling • Accept your Teach Grant Offer • Sign the Agreement to Serve & Complete Teach Counseling : https: //teachats. ed. gov/ats/index. action • Low-Income School Directory: http: //www. tcli. ed. gov/CBSWeb. App/tcli/TC LIPub. School. Search. jsp 10

What’s Next • Highly qualified teacher criteria at http: //www. ed. gov/teachers/nclbguide/impr ove-quality. html

What’s Next • Highly qualified teacher criteria at http: //www. ed. gov/teachers/nclbguide/impr ove-quality. html • Department of Education Nationwide Listing of Teacher Shortage Areas: http: //www. ed. gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol /tsa. pdf 11

Teach Grant Your Question ? ? 12

Teach Grant Your Question ? ? 12

Contact Information • Office of Financial Aid • finaid@csueastbay. edu • (510)885 -2784 –

Contact Information • Office of Financial Aid • [email protected] edu • (510)885 -2784 – Option 2 • FAFSA: • www. fafsa. ed. gov/ 13