Mapping Your Future: New resources available for implementation of TEACH Grant regulatory changes



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New resources available for implementation of TEACH Grant regulatory changes

By Catherine Mueller

July 08, 2021

The new TEACH Grant regulations can be put into action now with the publication of new forms, notices, and counseling by the Department of Education.

In a July 8 Federal Register, the Secretary of Education announced that the resources are available to implement changes to the TEACH Grant regulations.

The new forms include:

  • Updated Agreement to Serve or Repay
  • TEACH Grant Certification of Qualifying Teaching
  • TEACH Grant Service Obligation Suspension Request: Enrollment in a Qualifying Program or Completing Teacher Licensure Requirements
  • TEACH Grant Service Obligation Suspension Request: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Condition
  • TEACH Grant Service Obligation Suspension Request: Military Spouse
  • TEACH Grant Service Obligation Suspension Request: Residing or Being Employed in a Federally Declared Major Disaster Area
  • TEACH Grant Service Obligation Suspension/Discharge Request: Military Service

The new notices are:

  • An annual notice to TEACH Grant recipients provided by the Secretary that contains the information required in § 686.43(a)(2)
  • A notice of the date by which a TEACH Grant recipient must submit documentation showing that the recipient is satisfying the obligation on or about 90 days before the date that a grant recipient's TEACH Grants would be converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • A notice to a TEACH Grant recipient of a conversion of a TEACH Grant to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan

New counseling resources include:

  • Updated online initial, subsequent, and exit counseling
  • Conversion counseling

For more information, contact Sophia McArdle, Ph.D. by phone at 202-453-6318 or email at sophia.mcardle@ed.gov.