How to Receive & Renew

Students are considered for this grant by marking that they are interested in teaching or education while filling out the FAFSA.

If you wish to receive TEACH Grant no additional application is necessary. You must complete the FAFSA each year and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for federal aid. If you are enrolled in a qualifying program and meet the academic qualification the TEACH Grant will automatically be included in your awards. If you do not wish to receive the TEACH Grant you can decline it in your FinAidOnline account.

Renewing the TEACH Grant:

To maintain eligibility for the award, you must maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. Academic eligibility will be reviewed at the end of every semester.

arrow It is important that you understand the end of semester academic requirement since it may impact your continued eligibility for the Federal TEACH Grant.

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!

Need more information?

For more information about receiving a TEACH Grant, contact the Financial Aid Office at (716) 829-7500. For more information about your TEACH Grant after graduation contact 1 (800) 848-0979.

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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