Agreement To Serve (Ats)

Before you can get or get the funds, you must attend a TEACH Grant online counseling session and sign a teach Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS). Students must meet the teaching requirements within eight years of the end of the program for which the teach grant was awarded. The student is required to sign a service agreement of this type and complete all necessary consultations to obtain a TEACH scholarship. In exchange for obtaining a TEACH scholarship, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area at a public or private primary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-demand fields and schools for low-income students). As a TEACH grant recipient, you must teach at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH grant. IMPORTANT: If you do not meet this service obligation, all TEACH Grants amounts you have received will be converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. Interest is calculated from the date on which the grant(s) was paid. Note: DE TEACH grant recipients receive an additional 6 months prior to repayment when a TEACH grant is converted into an unsubsidized direct loan. Teach Grant Program Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, which provides grants of 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-income families. If you would like to learn more about the TEACH Grant program after reading all the information in this fact sheet, you should contact the financial aid office of the higher education institution where you are enrolled. Eligibility requirements for students To obtain a TEACH scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: * Based on full-time enrollment (the amount may be reduced by a small amount due to reductions in the federal budget) Once the grant has been converted into a loan, it cannot be converted into a grant.

Disclaimer This site provides a preliminary summary of the Teach Grant Program based on the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. . . .

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