Last Mile Completion Scholarship Available at MDCScholarship pays for in-state tuition and fees of 13 credits or less

Older female student

Students who left MDC without completing their degrees due to financial hardships will now have the opportunity to finish what they started by enrolling in the Last Mile Completion Scholarship Program, an initiative recently launched by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

The scholarship pays for the in-state tuition and fees of 13 credits or less, after all other scholarships, financial aid, grants, and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Florida resident
  • In good academic standing at MDC (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • In good financial standing at MDC (without financial obligations preventing enrollment)
  • Within 13 credit hours of completing their first degree at MDC
  • Enrolled in MDC within the past 8 years
  • Stopped attending for at least the last major term (fall or spring)
  • Completed the 2019-2020 Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

“Understanding the many challenges that students experience is part of MDC’s commitment to help them succeed and, as such, we are proud to support this initiative by Governor Ron DeSantis,” said Dr. Kathy J. Maalouf, Vice Provost, Student Affairs at MDC.  “The Last Mile Scholarship will facilitate students’ re-entry to their path to success by completing their degree which can translate into better opportunities in the workforce and a positive impact in their communities and families.”

Students are encouraged to contact advisors early to review their degree requirements and enroll in courses needed for completion. To confirm eligibility for the upcoming spring semester (Jan. 2020) or to receive additional information, please call 305-237-7999 or email