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



  • Must apply for all other available financial aid
  • Must meet certain financial criteria
  • 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 six hours
    • Adult students, at least six hours

Award Limits

  • 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 June 30.
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