Iowa Wesleyan is committed to helping military spouses and dependents earn their degree. As the spouse or child of a service member, your sacrifices can’t be overstated and are very much appreciated. Military spouses experience convenience with our online program and flexibility knowing they can pause their education at any time and restart when life allows.

Benefits of Choosing IW Online

  • Military Salute Scholarship
  • Tuition Reduction – save over 40% per credit for undergraduate programs
  • Transfer up to 90 credits from other colleges, military experience, and proficiency exams
  • Earn credit for prior learning and experience

VA Education Benefits

You may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We also encourage you to visit the VA website or your service branch’s education office for the most detailed information regarding your options.

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, some servicemembers may have the option to transfer some or all of their benefits to their spouses or dependent children via the TEB program. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Educational assistance is available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.

To view more family benefits, click here.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at

Scholarships and Grants

IW Online Salute Scholarship

This comprehensive scholarship program provides active duty, veterans and military family members with unique benefits including last two classes tuition-free, tuition discount, and a free tablet.

As a military spouse or dependent you may be eligible for various scholarships. Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the options.

Federal Student Aid

You may be eligible for grants and or loans through the Federal Student Aid program. Learn more about the application process on the Financial Aid page