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MyCAA Military Spouse Scholarship

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Train for a Career That Moves with You

If you are the spouse of an active-duty service member, you could receive up to $4,000 to start or advance your career in one of today’s top fields. The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship program helps eligible military spouses pursue the training and nationally recognized certifications needed to secure in-demand, portable jobs in healthcare, business, information technology, and more.

Loyola Marymount University, LMU Extension offers flexible, 100% online MyCAA-approved programs that will help you gain transferrable skills and credentials to create the future you want! Train on your own schedule, and from anywhere.

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Popular MyCAA-Approved Programs

  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Certified Administrative Professional
  • Certified Paralegal
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Child Development Associate Training
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

MyCAA Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be the spouse of an Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve member on Title 10 orders within the pay grades of E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2.
  • You must have completed high school or obtained a GED

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How to Get Started

  1. Determine your eligibility and create a MyCAA account. 
    Visit the MyCAA Portal to create your MyCAA account and verify your eligibility with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

  2. Choose your career path.
    Select a training program that will prepare you for an in-demand, portable career and is eligible for MyCAA funding. 

  3. Get in touch with a military specialist.
    Fill out the form to speak with a MyCAA specialist who will guide you through the process, from creating your Education and Training Plan to enrolling you in the right program. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MyCAA Scholarship?

The My Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA Scholarship program, is a part of the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, designed to help military spouses with career development and employment assistance. If you have a high school diploma or equivalent, the MyCAA Scholarship gives you to $4,000 to pursue licenses, certificates, and certifications necessary to secure employment in high-demand, portable career fields.

What other benefits does MyCAA offer?

As a military spouse, you have access to a certified Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) coach to assist with career readiness, including résumé development, job search techniques, interviewing skills, and relocation planning, as well as career connections to help you land a job.

How can I confirm my eligibility for MyCAA?

The first step is to log on with your DS Logon and complete your DEERS eligibility check. If you do not have a DS Logon, you can refer to this guide for instructions on how to register for a DS Logon account and create your MyCAA account

What is an Education and Training Plan?

When you apply for the MyCAA Scholarship, you will need to upload an Education and Training Plan. We will work with you to create your custom training plan based on your career goals and interests. Please contact us to get started and to learn more about the career opportunities available. 

What can I do to help get my scholarship funds?

It’s important to stay up to date on the status of your MyCAA scholarship application. Check back daily for replies and requests for additional information to ensure the process runs smoothly. Contact us if you aren’t sure where to start. We can walk you through the application process and work with you to create a training plan that fits your goals.

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