Information on the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program
This is a federal government funded education program that will pay the tuition for training courses, education, professional certifications, credentials, licenses, classes, college, and more for military spouses.
The program provides applicants with cash grants of up to $6,000. This grants are part of the Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MYCAA). The financial grant program was created to help spouses of military personnel find better jobs, since frequent moves by military families often hamper their careers and it can limit their professional growth and opportunities.
The (MyCAA) program provides a lifetime cash benefit of up to $6,000 of educational grants and financial assistance (FA) for spouses of military members. It does not fund all costs, but the funds can be used to pay for various licenses, certificates, degree programs, credentials or any other type of training that can lead to employment in so called portable career fields.
Grants and Financial Assistance will need to be be approved by MyCAA and the funds are provided directly to schools and professional organizations on a course-by-course basis. Spouses will be responsible for paying all expenses that are associated with their Career and Training Plan that are above the MyCAA lifetime benefit of $6,000. In addition, applicants and spouses will need to work directly with their school officials and follow appropriate school and MyCAA enrollment and other financial assistance procedures and obligations.