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Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program

*Reprinted from My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

MyCAA is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or associate degrees (excluding Associate Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration).


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 who 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 Components in these same pay grades.

How to Apply

Visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online. Provide required spouse profile information. A real-time DEERS eligibility check will confirm if you meet MyCAA eligibility requirements so you can move forward and establish your MyCAA account. Those who do not pass this check will be provided additional guidance.

What it Pays for

Tuition costs for education and training courses and examinations leading to an associate degree (excluding Associate Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration), license, certificate or certification at an accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States or approved testing organization that expands employment or portable career opportunities for military spouses. For more information visit the MyCAA website.