Iowa College Aid has launched the Future Ready Iowa Texting Program, which will provide support to college-bound students and new college students, as well as access to one-on-one coaches. Students who opt in to the program will receive tips and reminders about applying for college and financial aid, as well as for making a smooth transition from high school to college. Iowa College Aid will customize text messages based on a student’s grade level and location. The texting initiative particularly targets prospective and current Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship and Future Ready Iowa Grant recipients, but will be available to all students in Iowa. “We’re excited to engage students through this platform,” said Karen Misjak, executive director of Iowa College Aid. “We know young people prefer to communicate by text, so that’s how we need to reach them.” Students can opt in to the program at