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Only graduate students in qualifying programs offered in the Education Department are eligible to apply for The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant funds at CSI. Students matriculated in a qualifying program are invited to apply by the Education Department. The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per academic year in grants for students in specified programs. The students must intend to teach full-time in specifically defined high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families as specifically defined. There are initial eligibility requirements as well as additional requirements related to that teaching service. Students who wish to ask whether they are in a qualifying program should contact the Education Department, building 3S, room 211. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.  A TEACH Grant Fact Sheet can be found on the Forms page under “Other”.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT or GRE), OR
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (if first year graduate student, your undergraduate GPA will apply),
  • be a current teacher or retiree from another occupation with expertise in a high-need field who is seeking a master’s degree.