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What is a grant?
A grant is money given to students that does not have to be repaid. In order to be considered for grant money awarded by the federal government, you need to complete the FAFSA application each year. If you are interested in reading more information about the FAFSA, such as how to apply and deadlines, please view the Applications and Deadlines page.
Federal TEACH Grant
The Federal TEACH Grant provides up to $4,000 a year to students that are planning on teaching in particular high-need fields. In order for a student to receive this grant, they must agree to complete a service obligation by teaching in one of these fields and at a school that serves low-income students. If the teaching obligation is not completed, then the grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loan with interest charged from the date the original grant was received.
To qualify for this grant, you must:
- have scored above the 75th percentile of an academic achievement test (SAT Math or Verbal; ACT Math, Verbal or Composite; or GRE Verbal or Quantitative Reasoning, or the GRE Analytical Writing); OR
- maintain a 3.25 GPA at Brockport (freshmen must have earned a 3.25 GPA (87.5) in high school and then will have to maintain a 3.25 at Brockport).
For more detalied information, please refer to the Department of Education's TEACH Grant Fact Sheet. This will provide you with all the terms and conditions of the award, including valuable information for those recipients who are called to active military duty.