TEACH Grant Counseling

While the TEACH Grant Program was originally funded at annual $4,000 awards, the federal budget sequester that went into effect on March 1, 2013, has adjusted the amounts that could be awarded students within subsequent timeframes. All other provisions of the program remained the same.

Instead of $4,000 annual amounts, awards first disbursed during these timeframes were reduced accordingly:
  - 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018: $3,736 reflecting a 6.6% cut.*
  - 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017: $3,724 reflecting a 6.9% cut.
  - 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016: $3,728 reflecting a 6.8% cut.*
  - 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015: $3,708 reflecting a 7.3% cut.
  - 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014: $3,964 reflecting a .89% cut.
  - 03/01/2013 - 09/30/2013: $3,712 reflecting a 7.2% cut.

Congressional action on the annual federal budget (hence the October 1 effective dates now) will continues to determine any other cuts or restoration to the program.

*Though not a substantial difference, some students delay requesting TEACH awards until after October 1 in order to receive the increased amount when there are increases in funding. Tuition bills remain due as scheduled, and payments are required accordingly to avoid late fees.

Because of the unique eligibility and service requirements of the TEACH Grant program as well as the conversion from grant to loan when the obligation is not met, eligible students wishing to receive specialized counseling.

Students seeking initial TEACH Grant funding must got through a 2-step (initial and award) in-person counseling process. Students seeking renewal in subsequent years still must complete the annual in-person award counseling requirement.

Finally, upon changing majors to a program other than an eligible academic program, withdrawing, or graduating, students need to complete an online exit counseling session.

Initial Counseling

To verify that a student understands the teaching requirement and to receive an overview of the program, college and program-specific counseling is the first step in the awarding process. This counseling is with a staff member who can also answer questions you may have.

Students who believe they qualify for TEACH and wish to be considered for the grant should begin by scheduling a counseling session with the staff noted below.

College/Program Contact(s)
CECH

Kyle Key
CECH Student Services
360W Teachers-Dyer
513-556-2336
kyle.key@uc.edu

Samantha Foltz
CECH Student Services
360V Teachers-Dyer
513-556-2336
samantha.foltz@uc.edu

Clermont College Craig Beesten 
100 Clermont Student Services
513-558-7423
beestecm@ucmail.uc.edu
UC Blue Ash
Christy Swanson
Academic Advising Center, Muntz Hall
513-745-5600
swansocy@ucmail.uc.edu


Award Counseling

NOTE: Students will need to supply confirmation from initial counseling or have a previous award to participate in this level of TEACH counseling.

Following the initial counseling or to renew a TEACH Grant in subsequent years, students will meet with the following staff to receive required in-person counseling and have a TEACH Grant award made. 

College/Program Contact(s)
CECH One Stop Service Associate
2nd Floor, University Pavilion
513-556-1000
onestop@uc.edu
Clermont College Wanda Poling
100 Clermont Student Services
513-732-5202
polingwj@ucmail.uc.edu
UC Blue Ash Christopher Roschke
UCBA One Stop, Muntz Hall
513-936-1553
christopher.roschke@uc.edu


Funds will be awarded and disbursed to the bill after this level of counseling and the annual agreement to serve are complete.

Exit Counseling

As with federal loans, federal regulations require that students who have received a TEACH Grant complete online exit counseling upon changing majors to something other than a eligible academic program, withdrawing from school, or graduating from their program of study.

The online TEACH Grant Exit Counseling session at www.nslds.ed.gov provides information about the terms and conditions of a TEACH Grant service agreement, as well as the rights and responsibilities that apply if your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Students have the option, also at www.nslds.ed.gov, to review the content of the online Exit Counseling session at any time by taking a "Tour." Note that taking the tour is for information purposes only and does not satisfy the counseling requirement.

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Students must be in specific declared majors to be eligible for the TEACH Grant.

Additionally, this grant program has unique and detailed requirements that must be met in order to avoid the grant becoming an unsubsidized student loan.