If you met or are meeting the TEACH Grant service requirements within the eight-year service obligation period, but had your grants converted to loans because you did not comply with the annual certification requirement, you can request reconsideration of those conversions.

Learn more to see how to request reconsideration.

TEACH Grant Reconsideration Process

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has a process through which certain Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant recipients whose TEACH Grants were converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans can request reconsideration of those conversions. Recipients are eligible to request reconsideration if they met or are meeting the TEACH Grant service requirements within the eight-year service obligation period, but had their grants converted to loans because they did not comply with the annual certification requirement.

If you feel you qualify to have your eligible Direct Unsubsidized Loans reconverted to TEACH Grants, it’s important to read the information on this page and follow the instructions for requesting reconsideration.

Will ED notify customers who are eligible to request TEACH Grant reconsideration?
If I don’t receive an email from ED, can I still request TEACH Grant reconsideration?
How do I request TEACH Grant reconsideration?
What will happen after I request TEACH Grant reconsideration?
What additional information may be needed from me?
If I qualify for TEACH Grant reconversion, who will inform me?
If I don’t qualify for TEACH Grant reconversion, who will inform me?
Who can answer questions I have about TEACH Grant reconsideration?


Will ED notify customers who are eligible to request TEACH Grant reconsideration?

Yes. During the week of Feb. 4, 2019, ED will email individuals who are eligible to request TEACH Grant reconsideration. If you receive that email, sent from “noreply@studentloans.gov,” you may qualify to have your eligible Direct Unsubsidized Loans converted back to TEACH Grants if you can show the following:

  • You completed your required four years of qualifying teaching within your eight-year TEACH Grant service obligation period.

    OR

  • You have not yet completed all four years of required teaching, but you are currently working, or expect to work, in a qualifying teaching position that meets the terms and conditions of your TEACH Grant service obligation, and you will be able to complete your required four years of teaching within your eight-year TEACH Grant service obligation period.

If I don’t receive an email from ED, can I still request TEACH Grant reconsideration?

If you don’t receive an email from ED, you can still request TEACH Grant reconsideration if you can show the following:

  • You completed your required four years of qualifying teaching within your eight-year TEACH Grant service obligation period.

    OR

  • You have not yet completed all four years of required teaching, but you are currently working, or expect to work, in a qualifying teaching position that meets the terms and conditions of your TEACH Grant service obligation, and you will be able to complete your required four years of teaching within your eight-year TEACH Grant service obligation period.

How do I request TEACH Grant reconsideration?

To request TEACH Grant reconsideration, contact ED’s TEACH Grant servicer, FedLoan Servicing, by phone at 1-855-499-9543 from 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Eastern time (ET), Monday through Friday.

When you contact FedLoan Servicing, the servicer will ask you questions and may require you to provide additional information needed to determine whether you qualify to have your loans reconverted to TEACH Grants. After a determination is made, FedLoan Servicing will let you know whether or not you qualify.

Alternative Contact Option: If you are unable to call, you may contact FedLoan Servicing via email at TEACHgrantconversions@myfedloan.org and include your request for reconsideration and phone number.

The fastest way to request TEACH Grant reconsideration is to call FedLoan Servicing at 1-855-499-9543 from 8 a.m.–9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

What will happen after I request TEACH Grant reconsideration?

When you contact FedLoan Servicing, the servicer will ask you questions and may require you to provide additional information needed to determine whether you qualify to have your loans reconverted to TEACH Grants. After a determination is made, FedLoan Servicing will let you know whether or not you qualify.


What additional information may be needed from me?

You may need to submit the certification of teaching service you’ve already completed or are completing. During your conversation with FedLoan Servicing, the servicer will identify what’s needed and then send you a notice to remind you to submit that information.

If you’re unsure which certifications are needed, contact FedLoan Servicing for assistance.

Note: It’s very important that you provide the requested certification because FedLoan Servicing can’t determine whether you qualify to have your loans reconverted to TEACH Grants until they receive it.


If I qualify for TEACH Grant reconversion, who will inform me?

If you qualify, FedLoan Servicing will contact you and explain what will happen next.


If I don’t qualify for TEACH Grant reconversion, who will inform me?

If you don’t qualify, FedLoan Servicing will contact you and explain why you don’t qualify.


Who can answer questions I have about TEACH Grant reconsideration?

If you have questions about TEACH Grant reconsideration, contact the TEACH Grant servicer, FedLoan Servicing, at 1-855-499-9543 from 8 a.m.–9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.