The University of Massachusetts Lowell participates in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program.
The TEACH Grant is a federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year to graduate and undergraduate students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary or secondary school, or an educational service agency that serves students from low-income families. Other requirements must also be met. If the service obligation is not met, the grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible
- Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs.
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.250). For specific information about the academic requirements, contact the financial aid office.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a TEACH Grant eligible program
- Complete TEACH Grant Counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation. You must complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay each year
Teach Grant-Eligible Programs at UMass Lowell
Graduate Master of Education Licensure Programs:
- Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Secondary Mathematics
- M.Ed. Reading and Language Leading to Reading Specialist
Undergraduate Teaching Minor in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math):
- Middle / Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Middle / Secondary Mathematics
- Middle / Secondary Engineering/ Technology 5-12
Bachelor of Arts in Education:
- Elementary and Moderate Disabilities
- Up to $4000 per year for graduate and undergraduate students
- Amounts are pro-rated based on enrollment (see TEACH Grant application (pdf) for details)
How to Apply
- Complete and submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
- Complete and Submit the TEACH Grant Application (pdf) each year
For more information, please contact:
- Tara Antifonario; Financial Aid Office
- Email: TheSolutionCenter@uml.edu
- Phone: 978-934-2000
- Charmaine Branchaud; School of Education
- Email: Charmaine_Branchaud@uml.edu
- Phone: 978-934-4658
Important: If you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the TEACH Grant Program, the full amount of the TEACH Grant that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that you must repay to the U.S. Department of Education with interest accrued from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. Once the grant becomes a loan, it can never change back to a grant.
Federal regulations require that students who have received a Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) complete an exit counseling session upon withdrawing or graduating from their program of study.
The TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session provides information about the terms and conditions of a TEACH Grant service agreement, as well as the rights and responsibilities that apply if your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.