Last-Dollar Scholarship

The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship covers tuition for Iowans who earn an associate's degree or diploma to work in one of Iowa's high-demand careers. This Future Ready Iowa scholarship is a state-funded program for Iowans who meet eligibility criteria.

2020-21 Eligibility Criteria

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or prior to July 1, 2020
  • Resident of Iowa
  • 2020 Iowa High School graduate, enrolling in an eligible program full-time
  • Adult age 20 by July 1, 2020, enrolling in an eligible program at least part-time (6 credits or more)

2020-21 Eligible Programs

Eligible programs are subject to change without notice based on the Iowa Legislature.

Students who receive a Last-Dollar Scholarship are eligible to participate in the Future Ready Iowa Texting Program, which allows students to send messages to Future Ready Iowa Representatives for support and receive important reminders such as upcoming FAFSA deadlines.

In addition, the Future Ready Iowa Mentoring Program pairs students with a career mentor with experience in the field of interest, allowing students to enhance their career network and receive timely advice and support as they continue their education.