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What is Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)?



The Department of Defense (DoD) Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 of Financial Assistance for qualified military spouses who are pursuing Associate’s degrees, certifications and licensure programs leading to employment in Portable Career Fields.

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Who is Eligible for Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts?


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.

How to Get Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Started?


Eligible spouses can establish a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Account by visiting the MyCAA website https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa.

Once spouse profile information is provided, Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts will verify spouse DEERS eligibility.

Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request Financial Assistance (FA) when they are within 90 days of course start dates. Additionally, spouses are responsible for applying to their selected school or program and enrolling in each course included in their approved Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Career and Training Plan(s).


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