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TEACH Grant/Loan

Federal funding is available to students who are

completing coursework necessary to begin a career

in teaching mathematics, science, a foreign language,

special education, or as a reading specialist or other

“high-need” fields as determined by the U.S. Depart-

ment of Education. Student must have at least a 3.25

GPA to be eligible for the award. For this award to be

a grant, the student must work as a highly qualified

teacher at a Title I school in one of the specified

subject areas designated by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.

If the student does not teach for at least four years

within eight years of completing their program, the

award will convert to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan

with interest accruing from the time the award was

originally disbursed. For more information, go to

PHEAA State Grant

The PHEAA State Grant is awarded to

Pennsylvania residents whom PHEAA (PA Higher

Education Assistance Agency) has determined to be

eligible for grant assistance. PHEAA must have

received your FAFSA results prior to May 1 to be

eligible. The grant may appear as an estimated

amount on the award notice. PHEAA officially

notifies students of eligibility beginning mid-May.

The satisfactory progress requirements for a PHEAA

Grant differ from federal requirements. Students must

earn 12 credits for each full-time semester of PHEAA

Grant received. PHEAA limits students to eight (8)

semesters of PHEAA Grant eligibility.