These federal grants range from $976 to $5,350 per year. Students apply for this grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
These federal grants are administered through Le Moyne College. SEOG is available to students who demonstrate exceptional need. Students apply for this grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Le Moyne College is a full participant in the Federal TEACH Grant Program. If you meet all of the requirements and are willing to take on the responsibility necessary to receive the TEACH Grant, you will be awarded a TEACH Grant.
The following information from the United States Department of Education, outlines the eligibility requirements for this grant. Please review all of the information provided below. If you plan to attend Le Moyne College, meet all of the requirements necessary, and complete all the necessary steps required, you will be awarded a Federal TEACH Grant.
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education—and its value to our society.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $3,964 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students (see below for more information on high-need fields and schools serving low-income students). As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.
Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
- Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (see below for more information on the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve).
High-need fields are the specific areas identified below:
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education
- Other identified teacher shortage areas as of the time you begin teaching in that field. These are teacher subject shortage areas (not geographic areas) that are listed in the Department of Education’s Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing. To access the listing, please go to: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.doc.
Schools Serving Low-Income Students
Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the Department of Education’s Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits. To access the Directory, please go to www.tcli.ed.gov and click on the SEARCH button.
Teach Grant Agreement to Serve
Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that will be available electronically on a Department of Education website. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by you that you understand that if you do not meet the teaching service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were disbursed. Specifically, the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve will require the following:
- For each TEACH Grant-eligible program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, you must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight calendar years after you completed or withdrew from the academic program for which you received the TEACH Grant.
- You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher at a low-income school. The term highly-qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.
- Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
- You must comply with any other requirements that the Department of Education determines to be necessary.
- If you do not complete the required teaching service obligation, TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that you must repay, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service, as explained above, you will be required to repay the grants as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
This fact sheet provides a preliminary summary of the TEACH Grant Program based on the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. The information in this document is subject to change and is not binding on the Department of Education.
Complete Teach Grant Application.
New York State Scholarships and Grants
- Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) – Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000.
- Regents Awards for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans – $500 per year.
- Regents Awards for Children of Deceased Police Officers or Firefighters – $450 per year.
- Empire State Scholarships of Excellence – Competitive scholarships of $500 and $1,500 per year based on SAT scores.
- Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) Grants funded by the state to assist part-time students with tuition costs. Applications are available from the Le Moyne Office of Financial Aid.
- Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Financial aid available to New York state residents accepted into this program. Through a combination of institutional aid, state grants and federal assistance, the full financial need of a HEOP student is met. A minimal loan level is included in the HEOP student’s financial aid package. For more information, students may contact the HEOP director at Le Moyne College.
For additional New York State scholarship opportunities please visit the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation website at www.hesc.org.