A new grant program created by Congress could give significant financial assistance to students who plan to become teachers.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program can permit grants to students for up to $4,000 per year.
The grant is intended for those students who plan to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary education schools that serve low-income families. In order to receive the grant, a student must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high need field.
"The TEACH grant is nice," said Lauren Appleyard, elementary education sophomore. "But, to me, it just isn't worth the the commitment to teach in a low-income area."