Iowa needs people like you fill exciting jobs in growing industries. To help keep Iowa moving forward, you can get free tuition for programs that lead to high-demand jobs and good-paying careers. Earn a one-year or two-year degree and get hired immediately upon graduation - all with free tuition.
Programs with Free Tuition
- Iowa high school graduates enrolled in college full-time
- Adults enrolled in college part-time or full-time
- 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.
Get Free Tuition
To qualify for free tuition, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by July 1.
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