Texas Tech University

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was created to financially assist students who are seeking degrees in high-need fields and who anticipate teaching in those fields at the secondary or elementary level.

If you choose to participate in this program, you 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. If you fail to meet the requirements of the service obligation, the TEACH Grant funds you received will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will then be required to repay the loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will also be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed. You may review more information about the obligations at teachgrant.ed.gov.

To be eligible for the TEACH Grant at Texas Tech University you must be classified as a junior or senior.


1. You must complete the FAFSA.
2. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
3. You must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible degree program, and you must enroll in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Contact the TEACH Grant representative in the TTU College of Education to verify your degree program meets the TEACH Grant requirements.
4. You must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25.
5. You must complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and TEACH Entrance Counseling.

Award eligibility varies based on Enrollment Status. For details, please visit the Award Proration information page.

 Current High-need subject areas (High-need areas are subject to change annually):
*Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
*Foreign Language
*Reading Specialist
*Special Education

Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching. Teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) are listed in the U.S. Department of Education's Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing available at ed.gov.

Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the U.S. Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits. To access the directory, please go to tcli.ed.gov.

If you feel that you qualify for the TEACH Grant, please send an inquiry email to Financial Aid from your TTU email account and include your R# so that we may review your eligibility.

Helpful Links:

U.S. Department of Education: studentaid.ed.gov