Infographic: MyCAA Education Funding Quick Reference

Being “married to the military” brings a unique set of challenges, but luckily there are a variety of unique resources available to help.

At Career Step we’ve helped over 11,000 military spouses over the years, and through that experience we have become very familiar with the MyCAA funding program. This program is a great opportunity that many military spouses aren’t even aware of! So, we’ve put together a video and an infographic! ☺

Our MyCAA video and infographic are meant to be quick reference tools that answer basic questions about MyCAA including why the program exists, who is eligible, and what it pays for. Know someone who might qualify for this funding program? Share our video or infographic and give them all the details!

Pin, post, share, or tweet our “MyCAA Education Funding” video and infographic and let military spouses everywhere know about this incredible opportunity!



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  1. Javia Hayes November 06, 2013

    im trying to use my mycaa for school next month

  2. Career Step November 06, 2013

    Hi Javia,

    If you need any help using MyCAA funding for a Career Step program, please contact one of our military-specific Academic Advisors at 1-855-261-7366.

    Best of luck!

  3. Sylvia Alvarado November 09, 2013

    How do I found out how much left do I have in my account , if I done a course in the pass

  4. alexander November 12, 2013

    am an E6 is that means my wife is not eligible for MYCAA

  5. Career Step November 12, 2013

    Hi Sylvia,

    You can login to your account at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/aiportal/ and should be able to see how much you have remaining. You can also contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 and one of their advisors should be able to look up your account.

    Best of luck!

  6. Haner January 22, 2014

    I need an extension on my course and its 150$ and I was wondering will mycca cover that or do I have to pay?

  7. Career Step January 23, 2014

    Hi Haner,

    In most instances MyCAA will not cover course extensions. However, if there are extenuating circumstances they may pay for it. You can reach Military OneSource (the organization that oversees the MyCAA program) at 1-800-342-9647 if you would like to discuss your specific situation with them.

    Best wishes!

  8. miya January 26, 2014

    I am a spouse of active army and we are now staying in Overseas. Am I qualified for MYCAA? If so, how can I start applying for it?

  9. Career Step January 27, 2014

    Hi Miya,

    Yes, even though you’re overseas you are still eligible for MyCAA if you meet the other qualifications. If you’d like to use your MyCAA funding with a Career Step program our Academic Advisors can walk you through the entire application process. You can reach them directly at 1-855-261-7366 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    If you’d like to use MyCAA funding for another school, you can reach Military OneSource (the organization that oversees the MyCAA program) at 1-800-342-9647 or find more information about MyCAA online at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/.

    Best wishes!

  10. Julia Metler February 01, 2014

    My husband is an E5 but he’s Air Force Guard. Does that mean that I’m not eligible?

  11. Career Step February 03, 2014

    Hi Julia,

    If you’re husband is on Title 10 orders than you would be eligible as your spouse has to be active duty in order to qualify.

    Hope that helps!

  12. Autum February 06, 2014

    I was wondering if I could use the remainder of my 4000$ grant after my school is paid for? Am I allowed to take the remainder out and put it into my bank account? I need to pay for scrubs and a background check out of pocket, since I had left over money I thought it would be easier to use that.

  13. Career Step February 06, 2014

    Hi Autum,

    In our experience with MyCAA, money is never transferred directly to the military spouse, only the educational institutions, and the funds can only be used to cover tuition. However, Military OneSource (the organization that oversees the MyCAA program) would be the ones to give you the most definitive answer on that one. You can reach them directly at 1-800-342-9647.

    Good luck as you’re starting your career!

  14. Abby February 11, 2014

    I have used MyCaa once before and completed the Medical Administrative Assistant program. I am wondering if I can use MyCaa again for another program?

  15. Career Step February 11, 2014

    Hi Abby,

    Yes, as long as you’re still within the 2 year period from when you first started using MyCAA you can use any additional funds for a second program. Our military Academic Advisors would be happy to help you take care of that—you can reach them at 1-855-261-7366.

    Best wishes!

  16. Mallory February 20, 2014

    Hi, I was wondering if MYCAA would assist in eyelash extension training (online)

  17. Career Step February 21, 2014

    Hi Mallory,

    We’re a school approved for MyCAA funding, not the actual organization that oversees MyCAA so we don’t have a comprehensive list of everything that’s approved for funding. We don’t offer that type of course, but Military OneSource (the organization that does oversees MyCAA) would be able to provide you a definitive answer on whether that type of training is ever covered. You can reach them at 1-800-342-9647.

    Best of luck!

  18. dora March 20, 2014

    If I wasn’t able to finish the course, do I have to pay for the tuition?

  19. Career Step March 20, 2014

    Hi Dora,

    If you used MyCAA funding and were unable to finish the course, you will not be required to repay the tuition to the MyCAA program.

    Hope that helps!

  20. Megan June 06, 2014

    This might be the same question at dora but if I am coming on the 3 year deadline and I am not going to get my course finished, What will happen? Will I have to pay MyCAA back? If I get an extension, can I still try to finish the course?
    Thanks!

  21. alex.jenkins June 06, 2014

    Megan,

    You will not need to pay the money back to MYCAA. However, you may not be able to use any remaining balance on your MYCAA scholarship because it has been three years. You can definitely purchase an extension to complete your course. You get 6 months from your expiration date to purchase an extension.

    If you have any questions or want to purchase an extension, please give us a call at 1-888-657-5752 option 2.

  22. Chelsie June 22, 2014

    How do I apply for the scholarship?

  23. Career Step June 23, 2014

    Hi Chelsie,

    For more information on applying for and using MyCAA funding for a Career Step program, please contact our Academic Advisors at 1-855-261-7366.

    You can find information about the MyCAA program in general at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/.

    Best wishes!

  24. Kendra September 03, 2014

    my husbands re-enlistment date is in October. Do I have to wait until he has re-enlisted to apply and qualify for mycaa?

  25. Career Step September 04, 2014

    Hi Kendra,

    Yes, you generally will need to wait until your husband’s re-enlistment date. Looking at our records it looks like you’ve already talked to our Academic Advisors about this, but if anyone else has questions you can always reach us at 1-855-261-7366.

    Best wishes!


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