UMUC Students May Qualify for $6,000 Grants Through MyCAA

New program supports military spouses who seek education or credentials in portable career fields

By Kerry O'Neill ( |   June 12, 2009

ADELPHI, Md. (June 12, 2009) – UMUC announced today that it is a full participant in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Defense. All UMUC graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates qualify for the program, which provides up to $6,000 in grant money to eligible spouses of active-duty or activated National Guard or Reserve Service members.

The program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are seeking licensing, credentials and/or education for future or continued employment in portable career fields. It will pay for expenses such as post-secondary education and training tuition, licensing and credentialing fees.

“We are pleased and proud to offer UMUC’s 130 undergraduate and graduate programs—many of them available fully online—to participants in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts,” said John F. Jones, UMUC’s vice president for Department of Defense Relations. “UMUC has a long history of providing education and support to military personnel and members of their families, and—because we have more than 150 locations worldwide—we can assure students that, no matter where they or their family members are called to serve, UMUC will be there.”

Learn more about MyCAA.