For the 2023-2024 academic year, students enrolled in the following majors may be eligible for Federal TEACH Grant.*
Computer Science (Lower)
Curriculum & Instruction
Interdisciplinary St (Lower)
Reading (Minor/Teaching Field)
*The eligible majors for Federal TEACH Grant are reviewed annually and is subject to change.
Students receiving Federal TEACH Grant may become ineligible for the grant by changing to a major during the academic year that is not on the approved eligible majors list. Students will owe the Federal TEACH Grant funds back to the university if they are deemed to be in an ineligible major.
Students must be pursuing a Bachelors, Post Bachelors, or Masters degree in order to be an approved Federal TEACH Grant Major. Doctoral students are NOT eligible.
Not all Curriculum and Instruction majors are eligible. Only C&I major eligible is the major code of EDCI. ELEM and SECD majors are not eligible even those majors are classified as Curriculum and instruction majors.
Students enrolled in an eligible major will receive a survey in their Financial Aid Portal in Howdy. You may answer the survey to express interest in the TEACH grant. After answering the survey, you will be reviewed for TEACH grant eligibility. If eligible, TEACH grant will be offered to you. Receiving the survey does not guarantee TEACH grant eligibility as there are additional requirements that must be met and are reviewed by our office prior to awarding.
We will review your eligibility and contact you at your tamu.edu email address if you are eligible for the TEACH Grant. You can view and process your TEACH Grant award offer in the Financial Aid Portal in Howdy.
If you have accepted the Federal TEACH Grant in the Financial Aid Portal in Howdy, then you can go to the status tab of your portal to complete the Federal TEACH Grant Initial Counseling and the Federal TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement). Please allow for a 2-3 business day processing period to receive notification of completed requirements from the Department of Education.
If you do not meet the requirements of the your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest charged from the date each TEACH Grant disbursed.
As of March 1, 2013 (updated legislation on October 1, 2013), the Federal TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under Federal sequestration. All disbursements are subject to the sequestration required reduction. Please note, the Federal TEACH Grant awards are subject to fund availability.