Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA): What does my MyCAA not pay for?

Topic: What does Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) not pay for?

A military spouse's MyCAA does not pay for the following:

  • Tuition for courses and examinations that are not included in the spouse’s Education and Training Plan and those that have already started or been completed by the spouse
  • Reimbursements of any kind
  • Books, supplies, equipment, uniforms, computers and electronic devices of any kind
  • Student activities, events and entertainment
  • Pre-payment/deposits for future courses, unless costs are part of a block of study
  • School or college level entrance examinations, comprehensive exams and related preparatory courses
  • Courses, tests or fees normally paid by an employer as part of a job training program
  • Fees of any kind including, but not limited to, registration fees, technology fees, parking fees, etc.
  • Non-academic credit or ungraded courses, including courses taken on an audit basis or as an internship, practicum, apprenticeship, or clinical supervision; also, orientation programs that are non-academic credit or ungraded
  • Courses taken more than one time unless MyCAA has received a full refund from the school
  • Academic credit by examination tests (e.g. CLEP, etc.)
  • General Studies, Liberal Arts, Interdisciplinary Associate’s Degrees that do not have a concentration
  • Personal enrichment courses (excluding courses that are academic credit/graded electives in an approved MyCAA Spouse Education and Training Plan)
  • Transportation, lodging, child care, and medical services
  • Course Extensions (except for approved hardship waivers)
  • Study Abroad Programs (excluding programs of study offered by participating MyCAA schools on overseas military bases)
  • Private licenses (Example: A private pilot’s license would not be covered because it is for recreational use but a commercial pilot’s license would be covered because it would be used for an occupation)
  • High school completion programs, including online high school completion programs
  • CEU’s to maintain a standing in a professional organization