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There are currently 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program
A federal grant program where grants are awarded by an institution to students who are completing, or intend to complete, coursework to begin a career in teaching and who agree to serve for not less than four years as a fulltime, highly-qualified teacher in a high-need field in a low-income school. If the recipient of a TEACH Grant does not complete four years of qualified teaching service within eight years of completing the course of study for which the TEACH Grant was received or otherwise fails to meet the requirements, the amount of the TEACH Grant converts into a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
An individual who assists an instructor or professor with teaching duties. They may help a professor conduct lab or study groups, grade papers, or prepare lectures. They are typically qualified graduate students working on their professional degrees.
Title IV Financial Aid
is federally funded aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Subsidized Loans, and Federal Unsubsidized Loans. These funds are sent to schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility for Title IV financial aid is determined by completing the FAFSA.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is the standardized test for non-native speakers of English applying to American colleges and universities among other institutions.
A school’s transfer rate is the percentage of its full-time, first-time students who have transferred to another institution.
Special programs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including Educational Opportunity Centers, Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services.