The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program provides up to $4,000 (over a two-year period) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing eligible degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
Available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2. Including 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.
- MyCAA does not pay for education and training programs that include computers (CPUs or laptops); application, graduation or membership fees; student activity cards; child care; parking; transportation; or medical services.
- If a spouse enrolls in a course without an approved MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) document, the spouse will be responsible for paying course costs.
- MyCAA does not provide reimbursements of any kind to spouses for any reason.
- MyCAA FA payments are made directly to schools using MyCAA’s electronic invoicing system.
- Unfortunately, Coast Guard spouses are not covered by the MyCAA Spouse Employment congressional mandate: PL 110-417 Sec 582. Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), not the Department of Defense.
For more information and to set up your MYCAA account please visit this website. https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/