Financial Aid

Financial Aid Handbook & Policies


The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grant for WIU students committed to teaching full-time in high-need subject areas* for at least four years at schools serving students from low-income families as defined by the federal government.

TEACH Grant recipients who do not complete the teaching requirement within a specified time or fail to meet other program requirements must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

*The following WIU majors qualify as 'High Need Fields' for Federal Teach Grant:

  • Undergraduate
    • Special Education
    • Science
    • Math
    • Foreign Language or Bilingual Education
  • Graduate
    • Reading Specialist
    • Special Education
  • Additional requirements include:
    • Full acceptance to Teacher Education Program (TEP)
    • 3.25 cumulative GPA
    • Current year FAFSA filed

If you believe TEACH is right for you complete the TEACH Grant Initial Counseling and Agreement To Serve (ATS) to apply. If you are eligible you will receive official notification from the Financial Aid Office by WIU email.

Read the Student Aid FAQ or contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.