Documenting Service

You must respond promptly to any requests for information or documentation from the U.S. Department of Education, even if they seem repetitive. These requests will be sent to you while you are still in school as well as once you are out of school. You will be asked regularly to confirm that you either still intend to teach or that you are teaching as required. You must provide documentation to the U.S. Department of Education at the end of each year of teaching.

If you temporarily cease enrollment in your program of study or if you encounter situations that affect your ability to begin or continue teaching, you will need to contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1 (800) 848-0979 within 120 days to avoid your grant(s) being converted to loans before you are able to complete your teaching obligation.

Important Information

Failure to complete the teaching obligation, respond to requests for information, or properly document your teaching service will cause the TEACH Grant to be permanently converted to a loan with interest changed from the date you first received the TEACH Grant. Once a grant is converted to a loan it can't be converted back to a grant!

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  • Eligible Schools

    Eligible schools include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Dept. of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits.
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  • Eligible Subjects

    To qualify for the grant, you must teach a high-need subject area.
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