Last-Dollar Scholarship

Iowa has a lot of cool jobs that are sitting empty. People like you are needed to fill these exciting, good-paying careers to keep Iowa moving forward. The Last-Dollar Scholarship covers tuition and training for programs aligned with a high-need field. Earn a one-year or two-year degree and get hired immediately upon graduation in a growing job that pays well - all with free tuition.

 

 

Eligible Iowa Residents

  • Enrolled in college full-time
  • Enter college in the fall immediately following high school graduation
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Plan to earn a Diploma (one-year degree) or Associate of Applied Science (two-year degree) aligned with a designated high-demand job
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Graduated from an Iowa high school
  • Enrolled in college part-time or full-time
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Plan to earn a Diploma (one-year degree) or Associate of Applied Science (two-year degree) aligned with a designated high-demand job
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Must apply for all other available financial aid
  • Remain an Iowa resident
  • Attend orientation
  • Meet and register for courses with an advisor
  • Continuously receive a Last-Dollar Scholarship disbursement in each semester/term (summer semester/term is not required)
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year
  • Remain continuously enrolled in the required number of hours per semester (summer semester is not required):
    • Recent high school graduates, at least 12 hours
    • Adult students, at least six hours
  • Recent high school graduates may receive Last-Dollar Scholarship for up to five full-time semesters
  • Adult students may receive the Last-Dollar Scholarship for up to eight part-time semesters or the full-time equivalent.