The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was created to assist students that are seeking degrees in the high need fields as indicated in the Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing and anticipate teaching in those fields at the secondary or elementary level. Students that choose to participate in this program must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students and must teach in a low-income school for at least four school years within eight years of completing your college program of study.  Since the definition of 'high need field' may vary from year-to-year between states AND schools, students are encouraged to investigate these high need fields with the state and/or school in which the student plans to teach. MSU's College of Education may be able to assist you with further guidance regarding these requirements.

If a student fails to meet the requirements of the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The student will then be required to repay the loan to the U.S. Department of Education and will also be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed. Students may review more information about the TEACH Grant program and important obligations at

At MSU, students will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year, but must meet the following conditions: NOTE:  Due to federal sequestration, award amounts for any TEACH Grants must be reduced by a certain percentage, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, from the award amount for which the recipient would otherwise have been entitled.   Additional details regarding the annual percentage reduction is available at the MSU Financial Aid Office at or call 940-397-4214.

  • Must be accepted into MSU’s Education undergraduate or graduate program as determined by MSU’s College of Education  (Post Baccalaureate students, such as Certificate programs,  Teacher Certification and 2nd Baccalaureate, are not eligible).
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in your current program of study.
  • Must be seeking a degree in one of the high need fields as indicated above.
  • Must complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement); TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and MSU’s TEACH Grant Confirmation form, which will be made available at the time TEACH Grant eligibility is determined.
  • Must complete TEACH Exit Counseling when the student files for graduation or if the student drops to less-than-half-time, officially withdraws from the university or leaves the university due to transfer, drop-out, etc....

Contact the MSU Financial Aid Office at or call 940:397-4214 should have any questions or require additional information.  Students will be notified via the award offer process of their potential eligibility.  At that time, students must complete their TEACH grant requirements.  Do not complete these items until your potential eligibility has been determined.