What is the MYCAA Progam?

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Programis 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’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program Basics:

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Fact Sheet explains:

  • Who is eligible to participate in the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program
  • What the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funding does and does not pay for
  • How to establish a My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program account
  • How to provide feedback to the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program
  • How to get additional information and assistance

What will the MYCAA Scholarship pay for?

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship pays 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). The scholarship also covers the costs for obtaining a 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.

step 1

Confirm MyCAA eligibility

• Your spouse is on active duty in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2 or O1-O2.
• You need to start and complete the coursework while your spouse is on active duty.

step 2

Talk with a certified Career
Counselor — Call 800-342-9647

• Discover your strengths, interests and capabilities, and learn which jobs are best for you.
• Develop an individual career plan, or MyICP, based on your background, experience, challenges and growth opportunities, and the type of
job you’d like. Your plan provides customized tools, resources and activities to help you meet your career goals.

step 3

Register for MyCAA — Log on
to the MyCAA website.

• Find the school that is right for you.

• Get started on your education

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