Graduate debt free in two years or less

If paying tuition is the biggest obstacle standing between you and a college degree, Kirkwood has great news. With the Last-Dollar Scholarship program, 100 percent of your tuition is covered for 29 of our most popular degrees, preparing you for in-demand jobs with great starting salaries!

How to qualify

For Spring 2022, and Summer 2022:

  • Your required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) needed to be completed by Aug. 1, 2021. If you missed this date, you may still be eligible for fall 2022. See below.
  • You are a citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • You enroll in a qualifying program at the required enrollment level*
For Fall 2022:
  • Your required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Check back for funding updates on tuition-free degrees for fall 2022.

Choose from these tuition-free degrees:

Agricultural Sciences
Diesel Agriculture Technology
Diesel Truck Technology
Veterinary Technician

Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Technology
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
Medical Assisting
Medical Laboratory Technology
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Respiratory Therapist
Surgical Technology

Information Technology
Computer Software Development
Computer Support Specialist
Network And System Administration
Web Technologies

Industrial Technologies
Advanced Welding Technologies
Architectural Technology
Automotive Technology
CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology
CNC Machining Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Energy Production And Distribution Technologies
HVAC Installer
Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship


*Complete Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship program details are available here. Please note: some academic programs have additional fees that are not covered by Last-Dollar Scholarship funds. To see the fees for your program, visit the program cost sheet on your program’s webpage. See a list of programs here.


With funding being limited, we need to hear from you now if you are interested in learning more: