2016-2017 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2017) 
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2016-2017 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

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The Federal TEACH Grant program is a non-need-based program that provides grants of up to $3,736* per year to graduate students enrolled in an eligible program, as defined by Walden University, and who intends to teach full time in high-need subject areas at schools that serve students from low-income families. Recipients of a Federal TEACH Grant must teach for at least 4 years within 8 years of completing the college program for which the Federal TEACH Grant was awarded (if a student ceases enrollment, he or she loses eligibility). Graduate students may receive up to 2 years of grant funding for a total of $8,000 in lifetime Federal TEACH Grant awards, assuming the program remains eligible for a Federal TEACH Grant. A student may not receive Federal TEACH Grant payments concurrently from more than one school.

The Federal TEACH Grant is only available to students in one select education program at Walden University. Students enrolled less than full time will have their Federal TEACH Grant award reduced according to a schedule established by the U.S. Department of Education. The amount of the Federal TEACH Grant awarded when combined with other student aid cannot exceed a student’s cost of attendance. Because total financial aid received must not exceed the cost of attendance, receiving a Federal TEACH Grant may reduce the recipient’s eligibility for other sources of financial aid. The Federal TEACH Grant cannot be denied if you reach your aggregate maximum on federal loans. This grant is not based on need and does not factor into your aggregate limit on federal loans.

If a student awarded a Federal TEACH Grant either (1) fails to complete the teaching service obligation, (2) ceases enrollment in an eligible program for which the Federal TEACH Grant was received, or (3) does not meet any other requirement as defined by the Department of Education, his or her grant will convert into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loan), with interest accrued from the date the grant was disbursed.

To maintain satisfactory progress, graduate students need to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA (some students enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching program are required to maintain at least a 3.25 at Walden for a Federal TEACH Grant) and need to meet the 67% completion rate.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand all requirements and rules for the TEACH Grant Program.

*Due to sequestration, for any 2017–2018 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2017, and before Oct. 1, 2018, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 6.6% ($264), resulting in a maximum award of $3,736.To find out more about sequestration go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach#sequestration

Please contact finaid@mail.waldenu.edu if you have any questions.