Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship
This program, as the name implies, is intended to cover any remaining gap between federal and state grants/scholarships and tuition and qualified fees. Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.
The Last-Dollar Scholarship is available to:
Students who recently completed an Iowa high school diploma, a homeschool program, or high school equivalency diploma, and enroll full-time in an eligible program of study, OR, students who recently completed a high school diploma, a homeschool program, or high school equivalency diploma, and enroll at least part-time in an eligible program of study while employed in a registered apprenticeship program approved by the federal Department of Labor, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.
ADULT STUDENTS (age 20 and older) who enroll at least part-time in a qualified program of study, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.
Eligible institutions are Iowa community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer qualified programs of study and that agree to provide student services (including orientation and academic and career advising) and to facilitate the assignment of a volunteer mentor if a student requests one.
Because this list is based on job demand, it might change from year to year. Students whose programs are removed from the list will still be eligible for the Last-Dollar Scholarship until they complete their credentials or leave school, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria.
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
October 1: FAFSA will be available
August 1: FAFSA deadline for 2021-2022 School Year
TBD: FAFSA deadline for 2022-2023 School Year