What is mycaa?

MyCAA Funding – The MyCAA Scholarship is a workforce development program, funded entirely by the US Department of Defense (DOD), which provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or an associate’s degree. This program is designed to provide you access to training that will help you gain employment in high demand, high growth, portable career fields and occupations. Eligible spouses may use their MyCAA funds at any academic institution that is approved to participate in the MyCAA scholarship program.

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Program Quick Facts

IS THE MYCAA PROGRAM COMPLICATED TO USE?

Not at all. The MyCAA was designed by the DoD to help military spouses quickly gain the skills they need to start a rewarding career in the most convenient way possible. These skills are easily transferable to where ever the military moves your family.

WILL THIS TAKE AWAY FROM MY SPOUSES TA AND POST 911/GI BILL BENEFITS?

No. This is a separate fund created by the DoD for military spouses only (male or female). Your active duty sponsor or spouse benefits will never be affected if the military spouse takes advantage of the MyCAA opportunity.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

The MyCAA scholarship is for all qualified military spouses within these following ranks:

E5 and below, W1 – W2 or O1 – O2.

IS THE MYCAA FUNDING ENOUGH FOR THE COURSES OFFERED ON THIS SITE?

Our training partners are committed to providing affordable training to military families. All training options and tracks listed on this site fall within your scholarship funds. Additionally, should you decide to further advance your education and pursue a higher level degree, additional scholarships and grants may be available. Contact one of educational consultants now for more information.

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WHAT IF I DON'T FINISH A PROGRAM OR, WORSE, FAIL IT!

If you are unable to finish a course or program, or fail, not to worry! You don’t have to pay back the funds you’ve used. If you withdraw from a course or fail, your access to the remaining funds in your MyCAA account will be put on hold until you talk to a counselor.

DOES IT TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND PAPERWORK TO APPLY?

The process is straightforward but has a few steps along the way. Our knowledgeable staff can outline the steps for you to help remove any confusion along the way. We will help you make sure you won’t miss out on your scholarship funds.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
  • Spouses married to service members in pay grades E-6 and above, W-3 and above and O-3 and above.
  • Spouses who are a member of the armed forces themselves currently on Title 10 orders.
  • Spouses who are married but legally separated (or under court order or statute of any state or U.S. territory) from a member of the armed forces on Title 10 orders.
  • Spouses whose National Guard/reserve component military sponsor is in a Warning Orders/Alert, Post Deployment/Demobilization or Transition Status.
  • Spouses married to a member of the Coast Guard.
  • Spouses who are unable to start and complete coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 orders.
    • Not eligible for MyCAA? You might qualify for other funding sources, visit the funding page.
The program is designed for spouses of active duty service members to quickly gain the skills they need to enter in-demand career fields.

Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades.

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