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Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program

The Virginia Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program was established by SCHEV to help address the teacher shortage in Virginia by assisting undergraduate students enrolled in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Preference is given to students enrolled in a teacher shortage content area identified by the Virginia Department of Education.

Application Procedures:
The college or university Financial Aid Office, in conjunction with the Education Department at the institution, will determine the process and select recipients from the pool of eligible students. Student applications should NOT be sent to SCHEV.

An undergraduate student enrolled at a participating nonprofit public or private Virginia college or university who meets the following requirements:

1. Virginia domiciliary resident, according to section 23-7.4 of the Code of Virginia;
2. U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen for federal Title IV purposes;
3. Enrolled full-time as an undergraduate;
4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the institution;
5. Enrolled, or intend to enroll, into an eligible K-12 teacher preparation program;
6. Demonstrate financial need, subject to Title IV financial need requirements;
7. Cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5;
8. Nominated by faculty member;
9. Not in default or owe an overpayment on a Title IV, HEA program loan; and
10. Satisfy Selective Service registration requirements.

Preference is given to those students enrolled in a teacher shortage area as identified by the Virginia Department of Education.

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