Last-Dollar Scholarship

Last-Dollar Scholarship for Iowa residents

Don't let money worries stop you from getting your education.

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is a state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are new high school graduates starting college full-time or adult learners starting college at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

This program aims to cover any financial gap between tuition and scholarships and federal and state grants. Credentials include post-secondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

WHO QUALIFIES?

This state-funded program is for Iowa residents who meet the following qualifications:

NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time for the fall immediately following high school graduation, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

ADULT LEARNERS (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full-time or part-time, apply for all other available state and federal grants and scholarships, and meet ongoing requirements.

Students who enroll in programs requiring prep coursework may not qualify for Last-Dollar Scholarship funding.

Visit or call us to learn more at (319) 208-5000.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  1. Apply to SCC - Remember to contact us for program eligibility and related steps
  2. Complete your FAFSA - Absolutely required before you can be considered for Last Dollar Scholarship fund
    To qualify for 2021-2022 funding, submit FAFSA applications by 11:59 PM AUGUST 1, 2021.

    Don't give up! Apply for SCC and plan your steps. Remember to also apply for SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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WHAT CAN I STUDY?

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & WELDING

Advanced Automation & Robotics Technology
Computer-Aided Design Technology (CAD)
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Precision Machining and CNC Technology
Welding Technology

AGRICULTURE STUDIES

Modern Food Production, Agriculture, and the Environment

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology - Management

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Accounting
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship

HEALTH

Emergency Medical Services
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding and Billing
Nursing - LPN or ADN
Respiratory Care

IT/MULTIMEDIA

Biomedical Electronics Online Program
IT Management
Network Administration & Cyber Security

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO KNOW?

Applicants must apply for all other available aid before moving to steps to receive funds for the Last-Dollar Scholarship.

Students who enroll in programs requiring prep coursework may not qualify for Last-Dollar Scholarship funding. Contact us to learn details.

The Last-Dollar Scholarship is part of the Future Ready Iowa initiative to build Iowa’s workforce. The goal is to connect Iowans to the training and education needed for high-paying jobs and the bright futures they deserve. This program is intended to cover any remaining tuition after federal and state grants and scholarships are applied. Credentials include post-secondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees.

Learn more about Last-Dollar Scholarships at futurereadyiowa.gov.
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