Western Iowa Tech Community College
Free Tuition / Last Dollar Scholarship

Free Tuition / Last Dollar Scholarship

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


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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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