Are you planning on a career in teaching? If so, we’d like to point out a resource that can help you financially as you prepare to begin your teaching or transition to teaching degree at Anderson University.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program applies to full-time students who teach full time upon graduation in high-need, low-income area schools. This grant provides recipients up to $4,000 per year while completing their degree.

If this is an area of experience you’d like to gain as a future teacher, the TEACH grant may be a great option for assisting with the cost of your AU degree. Anderson University seeks to prepare high-quality teachers who are called and committed to serving in the field of education. The TEACH grant helps AU to meet this goal, providing additional financial support for its students.

Recipients of this grant must agree to: 

  1. Teach for at least four full years within eight years of finishing their education degree. 
  2. Teach in high-need, low-income area schools. 

If students do not meet this obligation for any reason, the grant money will need to be repaid as an unsubsidized loan, with interest. Additionally, students must sign a “Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay” service agreement each year the TEACH grant is received. This agreement, along with additional information, can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.

How to apply for the TEACH grant at AU:

  1. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1.
  2. Complete the Initial and Subsequent Counseling and sign the Agreement to Serve at the TEACH Grant page.
  3. Be admitted to Anderson University.

For information regarding academic requirements, talk to the AU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Anderson University is excited to support you as you respond to your calling to become who you’re meant to be as a future educator.