Loyola University Chicago

Financial Aid Office

TEACH Grant Program

The new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides up to $3,712 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students to students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.

For more detailed information, view the TEACH Grant Information Sheet from the U.S. Department of Education.

High-Need Subject Areas


To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria each academic year:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student admitted to a TEACH Grant-eligible Teacher Preparation program
    • Eligible Undergraduate programs.  Elementary Education majors are required to be at Benchmark II to be eligible for TEACH.
    • Eligible Graduate programs include: MED Elementary Education (depends on endorsement area and willingness to teach in a high-need school identified by the U.S. Department of Education, such as Chicago Public Schools)
      MED Secondary Education (Foreign Language, Math, and Science)
      MED Special Education (if first certificate)
  • Have a cumulative Loyola grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, be a new student with transfer/high school GPA of 3.25, or scored above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (e.g. SAT, ACT).
  •  Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

 2015-2016 Application Process

  1. Complete the Teach Grant Request (TF) form and submit to Loyola’sFinancial Aid Office.  Once the request form is submitted, the two items below will be added to your To-Do List in Locus.
  2. Complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve, including an online counseling session.