Department Of Defense Resumes the MYCAA Program
The Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) provides financial assistance for education, training, and counseling for spouses of active duty and activated reserve components (Guard and Reserve) service members world-wide. The program was halted mid-February 2010.
Per the Department of Defense, starting Monday, October 25, 2010, Military OneSource career and education counselors will provide career counseling and support to all military spouses of active duty service members. In addition, new financial assistance guidelines will be implemented.
New Financial Assistance Guidelines
With a focus on the original intent of the program, the Defense Department's financial assistance program will:
- Be available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2
- Offer a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000
- Require military spouses to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course
- Be limited to associate degrees, certification and licensures
Choose classes and programs from San Diego State University College of Extended Studies that will lead you into a nationally portable, high-growth, high-demand career. Classes are available either online or on-site at SDSU.
Approved Categories for Training
Business & Administrative Services
Green Energy and Sustainability Practices
Health Care Careers
Meeting and Event Planning
CES Certificate Programs
After you have received approval from MyCAA, contact Robert Turner, the Veterans Affairs Coordinator, to register for your course. You can contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (619) 594-3047.
Most classes are held in the evenings, to better fit your work and family schedule. Parking is easy and included; or the trolley stop is just a block away, making commuting a breeze.
Are you eligible?
Find out at www.militaryonesource.com or MyCAA Web site for online service at: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/MyCAA/. Once eligibility has been established with Military OneSource you will receive notification through MyCAA's online message system.
For questions about your eligibility or about MyCAA's guidelines, please call the Military OneSource Career Counselor: (800) 342-9647.