The Department of Defense Reopens the Popular MyCAA Program

By CCU Staff

In October, The Department of Defense reopened the popular MyCAA program to new participants. For those familiar with the initial launch of MyCAA, it is important that military spouses get familiar with several changes in benefit amounts and eligibility. The following is a brief summary of the changes:

Available ONLY to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2.

Spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members are also eligible. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members will need to both start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.

There is now a maximum benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers can be made available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.

Military spouses must be able to complete their respective programs of study within 3 years from the start date of their first course.

The above benefits are now made available to spouses in pursuit of associate degrees, certification and licensures only.

**Note: Based on the fact that the Coast Guard is not a part of the Department of Defense, Coast Guard spouses will not be eligible for the program.

Please see the MyCAA Fact Sheet for more information on the above for a more in depth look at the MyCAA program, please view FAQs for Spouses.

All above mentioned information was referenced directly from and the MyCAA website:

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