Last Dollar Scholarship at Iowa Central

Last-Dollar Scholarship

The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is an award that covers the remaining tuition and institution-wide mandatory fees after non-repayable state and federal financial aid are applied. The Last-Dollar Scholarship focuses on increasing opportunities for more Iowans to acquire the skills to fill high-demand jobs and meet workforce needs, so it is not based on income but you must fill out a FAFSA to be eligible.

This scholarship is available for any student who wants to earn a post-secondary credential, up to an associate degree, that leads to a job designated as high-demand by the Iowa Workforce Development Board.

Apply in 3 Easy Steps


  1. 1. Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA application at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa by August 1, 2022. Call 800-362-2793 if you need assistance.
  2. 2. Apply to Iowa Central at www.iowacentral.edu/admissions. Call 515-574-1005 to visit with our Admissions Office.
  3. 3. Enroll in one of the high demand programs listed below!

Who is eligible?


Recent Iowa high school graduates
Must be an Iowa resident enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible program. This includes students who have completed the high school equivelency diploma.

Adults (20 and over)
Must be an Iowa resident enrolled full-time or part-time in an eligible program.

I chose Iowa Central because of the amazing opportunities and teachers. When I came to visit, I fell in love with the teachers in my program of study.

Ruth Chalstrom
Human Services
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