Student Financial Aid
Federal Teach Grant


The Federal Teach Grant provides funds for students pursuing a degree in specific education programs. The program provides grant funds for postsecondary students who are completing coursework in a federally designated critical-need area of education and agree to serve for at least four-years as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a low-income school. For Teach Grants disbursed after October 1, 2016, eligible students may receive up to $3,724 per year ($1862 per semester) in TEACH Grant funds. Disbursement amounts are prorated based on credit hours. Failure to complete the four-year service agreement will result in the grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan in which you must repay in full, with interest. Based on the federally designated high-need fields, the following programs are TEACH Grant eligible at Auburn University.

Note: Only students admitted into the following teacher education programs are eligible
  • Mathematics Education
  • General Science Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Physics Education
  • Collaborative Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Foreign Language Education: French
  • Foreign Language Education: Spanish
  • Foreign Language Education: German


Traditional Master's
  • Reading Specialist
  • English Speakers of Other Languages


Alternative Master's
  • Foreign Language Education: French*
  • Foreign Language Education: Spanish*
  • Mathematics Education
  • Biology Education
  • General Science Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Physics Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education*
  • Collaborative Teacher Education*
*Distance Education programs are also eligible

Because the College of Education cannot guarantee that other Teacher Education programs designated by state and local agencies as high-need areas will remain in that category, only those federally guaranteed programs are TEACH Grant eligible at Auburn University.

TEACH Grant regulations require that all interested students must complete the online FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Although you must complete the FAFSA application, you do not have to qualify for need based student aid in order to receive the TEACH Grant. The TEACH Grant is a non-need based federal opportunity.

A 3.25 overall GPA is a requirement of this fund. However, you may still be eligible by displaying high academic aptitude as demonstrated by scoring above the 75th percentile on at least one battery on a standardized admissions test such as the SAT or ACT.

Since this opportunity is sponsored and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, we strongly encourage you to visit the Federal Teach Site for more detailed information regarding this opportunity.