Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

Covers Tuition for 43 High-Demand Career & Technical Areas

The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship covers any tuition and fee gaps not covered by federal and state grants/scholarships for eligible Iowa residents enrolled in targeted, high-demand career and technical programs at DMACC and other Iowa institutions. This first-of-its-kind financial assistance program offers a free pathway into many exciting and growing careers.  Iowa employers are hiring graduates with these skills. 

The scholarship program starts in the Fall 2019. To be eligible for this program you must file your FAFSA as soon as possible. In future years the deadline will be as early as July 1. If you qualify, you will be notified by the DMACC Financial Aid Office via DMACC email. We hope to begin awarding students this Fall.

Who is Eligible?

Two groups qualify for Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarships:

 

​Group 1:

High School Graduates

Meet these 3 requirements:

  1. full-time student
  2. in an eligible DMACC program
  3. begin classes the semester after graduation (does not include summer semester).

Lifetime Maximum

5 semesters

Requirement: You must remain continuously enrolled as a full-time student in the program to remain eligible unless it is the final term of enrollment. (Summer enrollment does not count towards continuous enrollment but does count toward the tuition award maximum if you receive Iowa LDS funds for summer semester.)

If you already receive full tuition through federal or state grants, and meet requirements, you will receive $250 through Iowa LDS.

​Group 2:

Reach Age 20 Before July 1

Meet these 3 requirements:

  1. full- or part-time student
  2. in a eligible DMACC program
  3. never received Iowa LDS money under Group 1 (High School Graduates).

Lifetime Maximum

8 semesters (part-time or equivalent) 

Requirement: You must remain continuously enrollment in the program at least 6 credit hours each semester. (Summer enrollment does not count towards continuous enrollment but does count toward the tuition award maximum if you receive Iowa LDS funds for summer semester.)

If you already receive full tuition through federal or state grants, Iowa LDS awards:
$250 if you are enrolled full-time
$125 if you are enrolled part-time

 

» View a complete list of DMACC degrees, diplomas and certificates that are eligible for Iowa LDS.

For more information

Please visit the Future Ready Iowa website.

Note: This is a first-come, first-served scholarship and will end when the allocated State funds have been exhausted.