Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)



Program Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP)

October 25, 2010 - MyCAA is open and the response is great!!! Due to heavy phone volume, you are encouraged to please use the MyCAA messaging system if you have a question and we will respond within 5 business days. All Education & Training Plans and Financial Assistance requests will be processed within 15 calendar days, in the order in which they are received and cannot be taken out of order. If additional information is needed to approve your plan, notification will be sent via your MyCAA Message Box. Be sure to check your Message Box regularly for information and notifications about your request. We thank you for your patience. The MyCAA program is open to all eligible spouses under the new program guidelines below:

  • Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
  • If the spouse of National Guard and/or AGR member, the sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
  • Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.
  • MyCAA accounts will be limited to the new $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2,000 fiscal year cap. Waivers to the fiscal year cap will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or credentials with a cost that exceeds the $2,000 fiscal year cap up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
  • Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
  • Funding is limited to only Associate's degrees, certifications and licensure programs.
Spouses (even if you no longer qualify for the MyCAA program) that have had a MyCAA account can still access their course information by logging in into the MyCAA Web site. If information is needed on other sources of financial assistance please contact a Military OneSource consultant at 800-342-9647.