Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Military Spouse Education Benefits program

*DOD announced that the MyCAA program will resume operations on March 13, 2010, at 12 p.m.,for military spouses who currently have existing MyCAA accounts. Those who have an existing account will have access to the Web site, including the ability to create and have financial documents approved. Those who do not will have to wait until more information comes out*

The military spouse career advancement program is a Department of Defense (D.O.D) program that pays for education and training to include degree programs leading to employment in portable careers.

To get started the spouse must establish an account at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa
The spouse must have an established and approved career goal and have an approved degree program.

Any spouse of a military member on active duty, Coast Guard deployed with the Navy, Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) and Reserve component members on active duty for more than a year are eligible.

To apply for the program a spouse must call a military OneSource consultant at 1-800-342-9647 to create a career plan and academic goal. The program only covers tuition up to $6000 dollars a year and it does not cover fees and other costs.

The program is sponsored by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy and the program is designed to decrease the stress of Permanent Change of Duty Stations (PCS) on military families.

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