Types of Financial Aid
Federal TEACH Grant Requirements
Under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress established legislation to offer additional grant funds to students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or certification in an eligible education program.
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Winthrop University students will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the TEACH Grant:
-- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Sign the Agreement to Serve and complete Entrance Counseling
-- Be enrolled in an eligible major as determined by the Federal regulations for TEACH
Grant or an approved high need shortage area approved by the Secretary of the US
Department of Education. View the National Teacher Shortage Areas.
Winthrop University offers the following majors that are eligible for the TEACH Grant:
SC CRITICAL SUBJECT AREAS
||SBIO Secondary Biology
||SEND Secondary English
|FACS Family and Consumer Sciences
||SMAT Secondary Mathematics
||SPED Special Education
|MLAN Modern Language
||SSPA Secondary Spanish
|MLED Middle Level Education
***Effective for Fall 2010 and following***
MAT5 students in the following areas will be allowed to receive the TEACH Grant. Please contact Dr. Beth Costner or Brandi Thompson for more information on certification and requirements.
||Social Studies (additional requirements may apply)
||Chemistry (available 2012)
High school GPA of 3.25 or greater on a 4.00 scale. If your GPA is below 3.25 then you must provide your test scores from the SAT or ACT. Your test scores must be above the 75th percentile of the national test scores to qualify for the TEACH Grant.
A student must self report this information. Winthrop University Office of Admissions records your scores, but they do not receive the percentile for your scores.
You may receive your SAT scores from the College Board. If you have not activated this account or used it within the past year, your scores may have been archived. In this occurrence, please contact the College Board directly at 1-866-756-7346.
You may receive your ACT scores online. If your scores have been archived, you may receive them by phone or online.
Please be advised that you may be charged a fee to recieve archive SAT/ACT scores. Therefore, you may want to first check with your high school to see if they are able to provide you with documentation of your college admissions test scores.
To be eligible for the TEACH Grant for your first semester at Winthrop University, your GPA will be calculated using only the courses and grades that have been accepted toward your degree program at our institution. Your transfer GPA must be 3.25 or higher. After your first semester, your cumulative Winthrop GPA will be reviewed to determine continued eligibility in compliance with our academic policy. You must maintain a cumulative Winthrop GPA of 3.25 to remain eligible after each semester or provide a copy of your SAT / ACT scores if you scored above the 75th percentile on the national testing scores.
Maintain Winthrop GPA of 3.25
Score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test. See section above for more information on how to receive your test scores.
Maintain Winthrop GPA of 3.25
Score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test.
Sign the Agreement to Serve and complete Entrance Counseling.
Complete the Agreement to Serve and Entrance Counseling. This must be completed before the funds can be disbursed to your account.
TEACH Grant Disbursement
Once all award requirements have been met, your financial aid will be credited to your student account. For more information, please visit Applying for Aid.
If you receive the TEACH Grant and do not complete the required years of service, the TEACH Grant funding issued to you will convert to an UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN with interest accruing from the date of disbursement.
View more information on how to complete your service.