Test Preview: TEACH Grants

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To earn this credential, you will need to know the eligibility requirements and awarding parameters for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. You also will need to know when recalculations are required, the counseling requirements, and the consequences of not completing the service obligation. This will help you demonstrate the ability to accurately and appropriately award these funds to eligible students, thereby ensuring the equitable distribution of federal financial aid funding. 

The range of topics in this test include:

  • General Concepts of the TEACH Grant Program
  • Offering TEACH Grants
  • Agreement to Serve or Repay and Counseling Requirements

Tests may include questions pertaining to a variety of program structures, such as credit- or clock-hour, term or nonterm, standard or nonstandard term, undergraduate or graduate/professional programs, and programs of various length (shorter than one year, two-year, four-year, certificate, etc.).

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1. Which of the following is NOT a high-need field identified in the law authorizing the TEACH Grant program?

    • Elementary education
    • Foreign language
    • Reading specialist
    • Special education

2. Without a qualifying 75th percentile score on any single battery of nationally normed standardized postsecondary admissions test, a student must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least a __________, or its numeric equivalent, to be eligible for each disbursement of a TEACH Grant award.

    • 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
    • 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

3. Before receiving a TEACH Grant, a student must complete which of the following requirements on the TEACH Grant website?

    • Agreement to Serve once, and counseling once
    • Agreement to Serve once, and counseling annually
    • Agreement to Serve annually, and counseling annually
    • Agreement to Serve annually, and counseling once

4. A TEACH Grant recipient must complete at least __________ of completing the course of study for which a TEACH Grant was received.

    • two years of service within four years
    • two years of service within six years
    • four years of service within six years
    • four years of service within eight years

5. According to the Agreement to Serve, TEACH Grant recipients who are fulfilling their service requirement must provide certification of service from the chief administrative officer of the school or educational service agency

    • upon completion of each year of service.
    • when all years of the service obligation are complete.
    • within 180 days of obtaining employment that fulfills the service obligation.
    • whenever they change jobs.

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