Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant eligibility is based on need as determined by the federal government and the funding level approved by Congress. The maximum award per year is $5,730.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds are available to students who show high financial need and are eligible for the Pell Grant. TLU receives a limited amount of these federal funds each year to award to students.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) funds are available to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Grants are awarded up to $4,000 per year and can be used to replace the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students who receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service will be required to repay the grants as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Interest will be charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

TLU has been approved to offer TEACH Grants effective October 30, 2008. Students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program and who plan to teach in Bilingual Education, Math or Science may be eligible to receive the TEACH Grant if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Scored in the 75th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT or have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. Are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS).
  5. Complete TEACH Grant counseling each academic year.

Learn more about the required teaching service for this program on our TEACH Grant Fact Sheet. You can also visit the TEACH Grant website at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.