Federal T.E.A.C.H. Grant



Kean University participates in the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program. TEACH Grant is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least 56 undergraduate credits and graduate students enrolled in an eligible program.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program at Kean University are NOT eligible to receive the TEACH Grant.

Click here for more information about TEACH Grant eligibility requirements and program specifics.

Award Amounts

Registered Credits

12 (UG)

9 (GR) 


7-8 (GR)

6-8 (UG)

4.5-6 (GR)

Up to 5 (UG)

Up to 4 (GR)

Total Per Academic Year $3,708 $2,781 $1,854  $927
One Semester Maximum $1,854

$1,391 - FA

$1,390 - SP 


$464 - FA

$463 - SP



Students do not have to apply for the TEACH Grant. The Office of Financial Aid identifies students who may be eligible and awards them accordingly. Students who meet the criteria will receive notification sent to their Kean e-mail account with instructions to complete the Entrance Counseling and Agreement to Serve.

The following steps must be completed each award year:


*If you believe you qualify for TEACH Grant and you did not receive an eligibility notification, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at the e-mail address listed below.

Graduating or Leaving School

Prior to graduating or leaving school, TEACH Grant recipients must complete exit counseling. The TEACH Grant Exit Counseling will explain the service obligation and the terms and conditions that apply should your grant become a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.


Email: teachgrant@kean.edu to make an appointment to speak to a specialist.

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