MyCAA Spouse Scholarship

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program, a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program.  MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees (excluding associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary to gain employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields and occupations.

MyCAA provides a max. education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) cap of $2,000 to assist eligible military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their portable career goals.  MyCAA does not pay for fees including, but not limited to, registration fees, technology fees, and parking fees.

Spouses can visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online at 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 confirmed, spouses can move forward and establish a MyCAA Account.  Call Military OneSource to speak to a Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) Career Counselor at 800-342-9647.  Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. eastern time and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time.

Having trouble using the MyCAA Spouse Portal?  Contact the MyCAA HELP DESK for technical assistance by sending an email to: 

MyCAA Program Basics:

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

Click here to review the updated MyCAA Spouse FAQs

Getting Started is Easy!

    1. Follow instructions to Login or Register
    2. Establish MyICP with SECO
    3. Create goal and submit an Education & Training Plan (ETP) (template provided)
      1. Contact your Academic Advisor and ask them to create your ETP
      2. Send ETP copy to Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) for revisions
          • In person: Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244 (2nd Floor)
          • By email: (attn: Erika Zaragoza)
          • By fax: (575) 646-1113
      3. MVP will return your ETP and you must submit your ETP to MyCAA for approval
    4. 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 (Census Date)


PDF form: MyCAA flyer