Agreement to Serve Website
For detailed information regarding your TEACH Grant, please visit https://teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action.
Highly-Qualified Teacher Requirements
To review the requirements for being a highly-qualified teacher, please visit http://www.ed.gov/nclb/methods/teachers/hqtflexibility.html.
Department of Education Low-Income School Directory
To search the Department's Annual Directory of Low-Income Schools, please visit https://www.tcli.ed.gov/CBSWebApp/tcli/TCLIPubSchoolSearch.jsp.
Department of Education Annual Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing
To search the Nationwide Listing, please visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.pdf.
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Note: The Nationwide Listing includes both subject areas and geographic shortage areas. To qualify based on teaching in a high-need field that is included in the Nationwide Listing, you must teach in a listed subject shortage area, not a geographic shortage area.
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
To view the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), please visit http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm.
Repayment Plan Calculators
To access the online repayment calculators for estimates of your monthly payments under the Standard, Graduated, Extended, and Income Contingent repayment plans based on various debt levels upon entering repayment, please visit http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/calc.html.
For the Income-Based Repayment Plan, use the calculator at the link provided above to evaluate your eligibility for this plan and estimate your initial Income-Based Repayment Plan monthly payment amount.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
For information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/PSF.jsp.
A Direct Consolidation Loan Program is available that allows you to consolidate (combine) one or more of your eligible federal education loans into one loan. Consolidation allows you to extend the period of time that you have to repay your loans, and to combine several loan debts into a single monthly payment. However, you will pay more interest if you extend your repayment period through consolidation, since you will be making payments for a longer period of time. If your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, it may be consolidated into a Direct Consolidation Loan. Contact your Federal Loan servicer for more information about loan consolidation.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) contains information about all Title IV loans you have received, including TEACH Grants that have been converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. To access NSLDS, please visit http://www.nslds.ed.gov.
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman
The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Ombudsman can help resolve problems related to student loans (including TEACH Grants that have been converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans) when other approaches have failed. It is important to keep all of your TEACH Grant papers and correspondence for your records. You should contact your TEACH Grant servicer or Federal Loan servicer first to try and resolve the problem. If you are unable to resolve the problem on your own, you may contact the FSA Ombudsman for assistance. You can reach the FSA Ombudsman at: