What is MyCAA Scholarship?

MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) is a scholarship program sponsored by the Department of Defense. MyCAA provides education benefits for military spouses, covering full tuition to help pursue career training opportunities.

What are portable careers?

A portable career is one that employers value, with skills that are in demand and move easily. Gain skills and nationally accredited certifications in high-growth and high-demand healthcare fields. Skills that are stepping stones for future career growth. Such as Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), and Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

HealthCareer Certs & MyCAA

We have a wide selection of Allied Health programs approved by MyCAA. Our courses prepare learners for careers in healthcare. They’re online, self-paced, and short-term training for national certifications in high-demand Allied Health fields. Our courses are backed by industry experts and accessible from anywhere with a secure WiFi connection. MyCAA funds our national certification programs for qualified military spouses and covers up to 100% of the program cost!

MyCAA number

To talk to a HealthCareer Certs' MyCAA Education Consultant, chat online, or call: 800.270.9399

Top 5 Questions Asked About MyCAA.

  • 1. Who is eligible to receive MyCAA?

    Only military spouses with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for MyCAA. To qualify, their service member spouse must be on Title 10 orders and be in one of the following pay grades: E-1 to E-5 W-1 to W-2 O-1 to O-2‌ Common questions ahead of time to save yourself an email.

  • 2. Who is NOT eligible to receive MyCAA‌?

    Military spouses who are members of the armed forces themselves are not eligible to receive MyCAA. Additional exclusions include: Spouses who are legally separated from their military sponsor. Spouses of a National Guard service member with warning orders, demobilization, or transition status.

  • 3. Does MyCAA always pay $4,000?

    MyCAA has a $2,000 cap yearly for two years with a maximum payout of $4,000. Eligible recipients can apply for a cap waiver if the program has upfront tuition that exceeds the $2,000 cap. If the recipient receives a waiver and is awarded the full $4,000 the first year, they will not be eligible for more funds the second year. If the education or training program is less than the cap, MyCAA will only pay the required amount. For example, if the training is $1,500 in the fiscal year, MyCAA will pay $1,500. The military spouse will not get the remaining $500. However, if tuition for the second year is $2,500, the spouse can apply for a waiver to get $2,500 since they only used $1,500 the previous year.

  • 4. Is MyCAA a one-time thing

    Eligible spouses can apply for MyCAA only once. However, portions of the grant can be used at different times. To use portions of the grant at different times, the spouse’s military sponsor must remain under Title 10 orders the entire time.

  • 5. What does MyCAA pay for?

    The MyCAA grant will pay for tuition for an Associate’s Degree, certifications, licenses, and national tests required to meet the military spouse’s approved education and training program. In addition, the educational institution must be an approved MyCAA school.