Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship

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Time is running out! Priority deadline is August 1!

Beginning in the fall of 2019, the State of Iowa has established a new Last Dollar Scholarship that will pay for your remaining tuition balance if you are enrolled in one of many different career technology programs.

That’s right, the State of Iowa will pay your remaining tuition, whatever is left after applying any grants or scholarships you might receive.

More than 25 career programs are included so there’s plenty from which to choose. 

Eligible Students

One of the many great things about the program is that it's available to both new high school graduates and adult learners (age 20 and older). New high school graduates will be expected to enroll full time in the fall immediately following high school graduation. Adult students can enroll either full or part-time.

Future Ready Iowa

The Last Dollar Scholarship is all part of the state’s Future Ready Iowa program. The program is a workforce initiative connecting Iowans to the training and education required for good-paying jobs and careers that improve people’s lives.

The goal of the Last-Dollar Scholarship is to increase the number of Iowans with education and training up to a two-year degree in occupations that are in high demand throughout Iowa. The effort is geared toward getting more Iowans into great jobs, meeting the needs of Iowa employers and growing Iowa’s economy.


One requirement of the program is that you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA. This will determine any federal student aid for which you might qualify.