Federal grants are one possible source of funding for your
education. Grants are funds awarded based on various criteria and do not have
to be repaid (similar to scholarships).
Federal TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant/Loan Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants to graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.
Undergraduate study: up to $4,000 per year for first baccalaureate to a maximum of $16,000
Graduate study: up to $4,000 per year for a Master's degree to a maximum of $8,000
Individual TEACH Grant/Loan awards are prorated based on actual enrollment up to the academic year limits: 12+ credit hours - $2000/semester; 9-11 credit hours - $1500/semester; 6-8 credit hours - $1000/semester; 1-5 credit hours - $500/semester.
Certificate programs are NOT eligible for the TEACH Grant at UND. However, the following graduate certificate programs are eligible for other federal and state financial aid programs:
Math for Middle School Teachers
Middle School Science and Engineering for Teachers
Biology for Teachers
Chemistry for Teachers
Physics for Teachers
Please note: If you fail to complete the four-year teaching obligation within eight years of completing or ceasing your program of study, you will have to repay the grant with interest (it will become a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan).
Additional Sources of Financial Assistance
There are many other sources of financial assistance available to UND students, such as Army ROTC scholarships, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/Tribal Scholarship funds, North Dakota National Guard tuition waivers, Veterans Educational benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Gabriel J. Brown Trust Loan. Students should contact the appropriate agency or the Student Financial Aid Office for more information about these programs.
Another source of free information on scholarships, fellowships, grants, loans and traineeships from federal sources is http://fedmoney.org.