MyCAA Provides Financial Assistance to Military Spouses

Military spouses deserve a high-quality education that leads to an in-demand career. What's more, they need a career path that's portable, so relocation never gets in the way of reaching their goals.

The Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 in financial assistance to eligible military spouses for education and training in any University of Maryland University College (UMUC) associate's degree or certificate program1, including:

The MyCAA financial assistance is not limited to these UMUC programs; if you have other education or training ideas, discuss with your Military OneSource Career and Education counselors.

This program is available to spouses of active-duty servicemembers or activated Guard or Reserve members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2. Military spouses are required to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course. There is a fiscal year cap of $2,000 (waivers may be available for spouses pursuing programs that require up-front tuition greater than $2,000). Read more.

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1 Most programs are offered online. Some may require on-site courses. Associate's degrees are available through UMUC Asia and UMUC Europe.