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 36 of our most popular degrees, preparing you for in-demand jobs with great starting salaries!

How to qualify

For Fall 2022:

  • Your required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) needed to be completed by Aug. 1, 2022. If you missed this date, you may still be eligible for fall 2023. See below.
  • You are a citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • You enroll in a qualifying program at the required enrollment level.*

For Fall 2023:

  • Complete the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023 – '24 academic year.
  • Review 2022 – '24 eligibility, funding, and deadline updates.

Choose from these tuition-free degrees for the 2022 – '23 academic year:

Agricultural Sciences
Diesel Agriculture Technology
Diesel Truck Technology
Veterinary Technician

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

Business and Law
Business Administration: Administration Management
Paralegal Studies

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

Industrial Technologies
Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technologies
Advanced Welding Technologies
Architectural Technology
Automation and Instrumentation Technologies
Automotive Technology
CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology
CNC Machining Technology
Construction Management
Electronics Engineering Technology
Energy Production And Distribution Technologies
HVAC Installer
Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship
Water Environmental Technology

A.A.S. or Diploma

Social Sciences
Criminal Justice
Human Services

*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: