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A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area.

Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who will commit to teach in designated high need fields in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

Qualified recipients will be selected and notified. Students do not need to contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to complete an application or a request for consideration. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. UCF students determined to be eligible by the College of Community Innovation and Education and the Office of Student Financial Assistance will be contacted.

Eligibility Requirements


Before you apply for any type of financial assistance, make sure you meet the general eligibility requirements.

Undergraduate Students

If you are eligible for a TEACH Grant and you would like more information, please visit UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Undergraduate TEACH Grants or email teachgrants@ucf.edu. Undergraduate students will be contacted from the College of Community Innovation and Education once they meet the TEACH Grant eligibility criteria.

Graduate Students

To learn about and apply for a TEACH Grant please visit UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Graduate TEACH Grants or email teachgrantsgrad@ucf.edu. Graduate students must complete the presentation located on the TEACH Grant website to be reviewed for eligibility.