Federal TEACH Grant

The Federal TEACH Grant is a grant available to students pursuing a first time bachelor’s degree or first master’s degree to teach in a shortage area. The grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan if the student does not meet the requirements of their agreement to serve.

In order to qualify for the TEACH grant, a student must:

  • Have a valid FAFSA on file
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA; OR
  • Score above the 75th percentile on a least one battery of an undergraduate; post-baccalaureate or graduate admissions exam
  • Be enrolled in a program that will lead to a career teaching in a high need subject

Eligible High Need Fields

Application Process

  • First-time TEACH Grant recipients must schedule a meeting with a TEACH Grant advisor to review your eligibility and discuss requirements.
  • Complete the Iowa State University TEACH Grant application (provided by TEACH Grant advisor)
  • Complete an annual Agreement to Serve or Repay (Agreement) and counseling with the US Department of Education
  • The Federal TEACH Grant will automatically renew each year if you have a valid FAFSA on file by Iowa State’s packaging date. If you submit your FAFSA later, please contact financialaid@iastate.edu to request the TEACH Grant on your aid offer.

Award Amounts

Teach Grant Disbursed 2022-23Teach Grant Disbursed 2021-22
Maximum Award AmountsOctober 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022
Annual Award Limit$3,772$3,772
Aggregate Award Limit for Undergraduate Program$16,000$16,000
Aggregate Award Limit for Graduate Program$8,000$8,000