If you don’t complete your TEACH Grant service obligation, your TEACH Grants will be converted to Direct Unsubsidized
Loans that you must repay in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. You can also
ask to have your TEACH Grants converted to loans if you’ve decided not to teach, or for any other reason. Potential
interest is the amount of interest you’ll have to repay if your grants are ever converted to loans.
We’ll periodically notify you of the amount of interest you would potentially be responsible for paying if your grants
are ever converted to loans.
Remember that you must complete your required four years of qualifying teaching service within eight years after you
leave the school where you received your TEACH Grants. To avoid having your TEACH Grants converted to loans, be sure
to submit certification of your qualifying service after you complete each of your four years of teaching. We’ll send
you a reminder of this requirement at least once each year.