MyCAA Spouse Scholarship


My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program, a component of the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.  

The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuit or maintenance of a license, certification, or up to an associate degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.  MyCAA does not pay for fees of any kind, including, but not limited to, registration fees, technology fees, or parking fees.  MyCAA annual fiscal year cap of $2000 is from 1 October to 30 September.


Spouses can visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal and provide the required Spouse Profile information.  A real-time Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) eligibility check will confirm if spouses meet MyCAA eligibility requirements.  Once approved, spouses can move forward and establish a MyCAA Account.

To learn about eligibility and get instructions on applying for this valuable resource, visit the MyCAA website.  A SECO career coach can also provide additional guidance.  Contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 for questions or email the MyCAA Help Desk for technical assistance at MYCAAHELP@militaryonesource.mil.  
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Fact Sheet explains:

- Who is eligible to participate in the MyCAA Program
- What MyCAA funding does and does not pay for
- How to establish a MyCAA account
- How to provide feedback to MyCAA
- How to get additional information and assistance
    1. Create a MyCAA account and determine your eligibility
    2. Create a career goal in your MyCAA account
    3. Contact your School Academic Advisor and ask them to create an Education & Training Plan (ETP).  Please refer to the guidance and tips provided for Academic Advisors to help them complete the ETP for MyCAA students.
    4. Submit your ETP to your MyCAA account (ETP Approval can take up to 14 business days)
    5. Request Financial Assistance (FA) for every course of study
      1. Request FA within 60 days before the start date of the course
      2. FA requests must be submitted ONE DAY before the term start date
      3. FA is invoiced after the Last Day to Drop a Class without a W (100% Refund)
Please contact your School Academic Advisor and ask them to create an Education & Training Plan (ETP).  Please refer to the guidance and tips provided for Academic Advisors to help them complete the ETP for MyCAA students.  Ensure to submit your ETP to your MyCAA account (ETP Approval can take up to 14 business days).

Dona Ana Community College
DACC Academic Advising
Liana Brekke, Academic Advisor
(575) 528-7272
LBrekke@dacc.nmsu.edu

Alamogordo Community College
Academic Advising
Tim Wheeler, Academic Advisor
(575) 439-3726
twheeler@nmsu.edu

Click here to review the updated MyCAA Spouse FAQs


PDF: MyCAA flyer