The Department of Defense’s expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program (MyCAA) will provide up to $4,000 of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing training, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
What is MyCAA?
Are you the spouse of an active duty service member? You may be eligible for no-cost education through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program. The program provides eligible spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance towards their education. Click here to find out more detail about MyCAA.
Who Is Eligible for MyCAA?
Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, as well as the spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.
What Will a MyCAA Account Cover?
A MyCAA account covers tuition for vocational training courses that lead to licensing and/or industry certifications. This includes state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes including those offered through professional associations leading to employment in Portable Career Fields. MyCAA also pays for high school Completion courses, GED tests and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
The links below take you to the external MyCAA portal. You may have to bypass a security certificate to visit the site due to strict security settings in force by the Department of Defense. This is normal for certain military websites and is safe to access.
*** All information entered must match DEERS and Military ID Card***
MyCAA Scholarship Home
MyCAA Factsheet Overview (PDF)