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York to offer TEACH Grants Fall 2009

The York College Office of Student Financial Aid recently announced that the U.S. Department of Education has granted approval to the college to begin participation in the new Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program beginning with the school’s fall term in August.

“Not all schools are approved to give this grant," commented YC director of financial aid. "It shows the strength of the Education program at York College.”

The federal government’s TEACH Grant program provides up to $4,000 annually to students majoring in certain high-need fields who are planning to teach in elementary or secondary schools recognized as serving low-income students. Grant recipients will sign an agreement to serve that outlines their obligations in accepting a TEACH Grant.

"It is exciting to have another venue of funding for our students," Dr. Kathleen Wheeler, chair of the department of education added. "We believe that our students will want to take advantage of the opportunity.”

TEACH Grant eligibility, unlike most federally –funded financial aid programs, is not based on a demonstration of financial need. High school graduates with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, or who score above the 75th percentile on a national admissions exam, can qualify.

Students interested in learning more about the availability of a TEACH Grant at York College should call the financial aid office at 402-363-5625.

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