The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MYCAA)
- $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.
- Assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications, or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields, and occupations.
The MyCAA Scholarship program is open to spouses of active-duty service members, National Guard, and reserve members under qualifying Title 10 orders in pay grades E-1 through E-5, W-1 through W-2and O-1 through O-2.
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Military Spouses Offered Counseling to the Below:
Military OneSource (MOS) Education and Career Counselors help spouses explore all career options with tools like Career Assessments, Interest and Skills Inventories, Portable Career Statistics, and Earning Potential Metrics.
Education and Training:
Spouses work with counselors to create a plan of action that considers Financial Aid Options, Education and Training Program Resources, Credential/ License Information, and, for eligible spouses, MyCAA. MyCAA provides a maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to assist eligible military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their Portable Career goals. Annual cap waivers are available for licensure and certificate programs if there is an upfront tuition cost that exceeds $2,000 (up to the maximum education benefit of $4,000).
Counselors help spouses perfect their resumes and hone their interviewing skills. They also cover Job Search Techniques, Relocation Planning, and FlexWork Options.
Counselors help spouses get the right job in the right career by leveraging existing relationships and resources such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), USAJobs.gov, and CareerOneStop.com.