The program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance for military spouses to pursue certificates, certifications, associate degrees, and licenses.
Whether you’ve always wanted to go back to school or just want to fill the time while your spouse is deployed, there’s plenty of reasons to use your MyCAA benefit.
Here we give you three more reasons to use MyCAA:
1. MyCAA is a Scholarship You Don’t Pay Back
The beauty of a MyCAA scholarship is that it’s not like a loan you need to pay back. The goal of the scholarship is to provide military spouses with an opportunity to pursue an education that allows them to find employment in high-growth, portable career fields.
Note: You can use up to two sources of federal education benefits for your education for the same program or course.
2. You Have to Meet MyCAA Eligibility Requirements
As with most military benefits, you have to make sure you're eligible first. A career counselor or education consultant can help you confirm if you are eligible.
Spouses who are NOT eligible include:
Spouses married yet legally separated (or under a court order or statute of any state or U.S. territory) from a member of the armed forces on Title 10 orders
Spouses of Coast Guard members
Spouses whose National Guard or reserve military sponsor is in a warning orders or alert, post-deployment, demobilization or transition status
3. You Have Access to High-Quality Career Counselors
Even before you start using your MyCAA benefit, you have access to career counselors to get additional information about the MyCAA scholarship. Career counselors are available free of charge for you to contact at any point you need a career assessment or job assistance.
Counselors can help with the following:
Education and training
Plus, counselors are available Monday through Friday, along with limited Saturday hours, too.
Settle into Your New Duty Station and Career
Military life comes with a lot of exciting transitions. However, starting a new job every two to four years isn't all that thrilling. That's one of the reasons MyCAA was created — to give military spouses a sense of stability in at least one aspect of their lives.
When you feel settled in your military life, things get easier. If you’ve been wanting to explore a new career path, there’s no better time than when you’re eligible to use your MyCAA scholarship.
There isn’t just one kind of person so there shouldn’t be just one way to a better future and career. We’re pioneering higher education and the workforce system to create better opportunities for everyone.