The costs & scholarships estimator will help you find the grants you're eligible for.
- File the FAFSA (list the University of Kansas school code (#001948))
- Complete a TEACH Grant Eligibility form
- Be a eligible US citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Enroll in coursework that will allow you to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete that coursework
- Score above the 75th percentile on the ACT, SAT, or GRE, or graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 (if approved on the GPA requirement but not the test requirement, you must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA for the program for which your awarded the TEACH grant
- Complete TEACH grant counseling each academic year
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve each year with the Dept. of Education
- Be admitted to or enrolled in an eligible program with a concentration in a designated subject area
- After program completion, you must be able to be licensed as a full-time secondary or elementary "Highly Qualified Teacher" and at least 51% of teaching time must be in one or more of the following content areas: mathematics, science, foreign language, bilingual education, special education, reaching specialist, or other high need field as designated by the US Dept. of Education
Eligible KU Programs: The KU School of Education has designated the following to be TEACH grant eligible:
- STEMTeach KU
- 5-year teacher education program (math, science, foreign language for middle and secondary licensure)
- Graduate licensure program (math, science, special education, foreign language)
- Curriculum and instruction masters program (reading specialist and bilingual education)
To fulfill the service obligation of the TEACH Grant, yout must teach four years (within eight years of finishing degree) as a full-time secondary or elementary teacher in a high-need subject area at a school serving low-income students.
A full-time teacher is one who spends the majority (at least 51%) of his/her time teaching in one of the high-need subject areas. Because of the 51% requirement, most elementary teachers will not be eligible. Visit https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp to view schools designated as serving low-income students by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you fail to complete the four years of service within eight years of completing his/her program, the grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accrued from the date of the first disbursal of the funds. Once the grant converts to a loan, it cannot be converted back to a grant.
- Submit a completed International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW) to Financial Aid and Scholarships. The form can be found on our forms website affordability.ku.edu/forms.
- Due to limited funding, priority consideration is given to students who submit their application by the March 1 priority date.
- To be eligible, undergraduate students must have an expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated via the ISNAW of less than $13,000. Graduate students must have an EFC of less than $5,000.
- Due to limited funding, the KUISTG award amounts may vary each year. Award amount also depends on remaining financial need.
- File the FAFSA. International students must complete the International Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW).
- List the University of Kansas school code (#001948) on the FAFSA.
- Submit a complete Childcare Grant Request form. Childcare costs are added to the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).
If you miss the priority date for requesting the grant, you may still submit the request form in order to have your COA adjusted (and to be wait-listed for the grant if funds become available). If you indicate an interest in loans on the form and you have remaining federal loan eligibility, you will be awarded additional loans. Once grant funds have been disbursed each year, the grant application is replaced by the Childcare Budget Adjustment Request form, which will be available for the remainder of the academic year. If you are attending KU during the summer, a separate budget adjustment request must be submitted to the FAS office.
- The student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC
- The student must be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent's or guardian's death
- In subsequent award year, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.