Soar at SCC. Roar at IW.

Great news! Iowa Wesleyan University has teamed up with Southeastern Community College (SCC). The Alliance, known as the Southeast Iowa Higher Education Alliance (SIHEA), provides students increased access and opportunities to complete their higher education right here in Southeast Iowa.

It’s all designed to bring the best of each institution together for your benefit.


There are numerous benefits to a student through this Alliance, here a few of them:

  • SCC Alliance Scholarship of $1,800 annually ($900 per semester) for up to two (2) years of continuous full-time enrollment at IW
  • Clearly mapped academic pathways from your SCC program directly into one of IW’s bachelor’s degree programs (and master’s degree if you wish to continue)
  • Earn your four-year degree within the same system, right here in Southeast Iowa.
  • Career planning services and internships to prepare you for entry directly into the workforce upon graduation.
  • All SCC students who transfer to IW through the Alliance are eligible for a 10% discount with the YMCA childcare program in compliance with the YMCA guidelines and their childcare availability.

Additional Alliance Transfer Incentives:

  • IW Enrollment deposit waived
  • IW Priority Housing and Class Registration (if a student enrolls by April 1 for the fall semester and November 15 for the Spring Semester entrance)
  • Students are eligible for SCC Alliance Scholarship, in addition to other IW Grant Aid (athletic scholarship, academic/music scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa scholarships, etc.)
  • You no longer need to request transcripts, these are automatically transferred over for free.

Transfer Incentives for students who are interested in the IW Online programs only:

  • 20% Discount per credit hour or
  • Special price of $250/credit for RN to BSN program (this is a flat rate, so the 20% discount rate is not eligible on top of this) 

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Each school retains its identity and accreditation as it was before. SCC will continue to offer diplomas, certificates, and two-year degrees. IW will continue to provide our unique selection of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

More resources and opportunities will be available for SCC students who want to earn a four-year degree, including transfer scholarships and streamlined transfer programs for select majors for SCC students. Additional plans are underway for enhanced student activities between students at both SCC and IW and some shared positions.

The Alliance won’t impact current program offerings. Through this partnership, however, the two institutions may work together to develop new programs.

To receive the Alliance transfer scholarships and incentives, SCC students must complete their two-year degrees.

The resources and scholarships offered by the Alliance will go into effect at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester and are currently only available to outgoing SCC grads who plan to transfer directly to IW.

Learn about other resources and financial aid opportunities at IW.

This Alliance does not impact IW’s tuition rates. Both SCC and IW will offer transfer scholarships to SCC grads who transfer directly to IW after graduating from SCC.

The net result of the transfer scholarships and other available financial aid is an affordable four-year degree that you can complete right here in Southeast Iowa.

Students can take advantage of the Alliance starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Contact Mary Hofmann, SCC/IW Alliance Advisor, at (319) 208-5040 or