NEXT STEPS

1 START YOUR FAFSA

Go to fafsa.gov and start your application. Hurry! You must apply by July 1, 2020.

2 APPLY

Apply to WITCC so we can get you into the program you want - they'll fill up fast!

What Is The Last-Dollar Scholarship?

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is part of the Future Ready Iowa initiative to help the state of Iowa fill high-demand jobs. Because finances can be a barrier to attending college, the Last-Dollar Scholarship covers the cost of tuition toward a diploma or Associate of Applied Science degree aligned with a high-need field. People like you are needed to keep Iowa competitive and ready for the future. Now a scholarship is available to help Iowa residents get the training needed for a good-paying, 21st century jobs.

Who Is Eligible?

New High School Graduates

  • 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

Adults (Ages 20 and Over)

  • 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

Ongoing Requirements

  • 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

Award Limits

  • 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.