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$4000 for military spouses

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Military Spouses: Get $4000 for Career Training


Military spouses of active-duty service members may qualify for the MyCAA grant for MyCAA schools, which can completely cover the costs of their training while they gain an education proven to prepare them for the workforce.

The MyCAA funding program is an initiative that enables eligible military spouses to build a rewarding career through a $4000 scholarship. This funding covers training courses in healthcare, administration, and technology, which can all be taken at Career Step, a premier MyCAA-approved school—enabling spouses to have a career no matter where they live. All our programs are completely covered by MyCAA, so if you qualify you can train with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Do you qualify for MyCAA funding?

  • You must be a current spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guard, or Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2.
  • If a military member is a National Guard and/or AGR member, they must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS for their spouse to be eligible for MyCAA funding.
  • Spouses of National Guard or Reserve members in Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.

Career Step now also includes a laptop at no extra cost for all students enrolling in MyCAA training programs with textbooks available in ebook format to provide an enhanced learning experience. Please note that not all programs come with ebook textbooks.

Request more information or call us today at 855-261-7366 to start your MyCAA journey today!

Learn more about the MyCAA grant in our quick video.

Active Duty & Veterans: Save 90% On Your Tuition


All active duty military service members, their spouses, and military veterans can save up to 90% on Career Step’s standard tuition prices when they enroll through our academic partner, Fayetteville Technical Community College. By enrolling through FTCC, you can take a Career Step program (normally up to $3,499) for as little as $180. Learn more about these discounts here. (All other members of the military community who do not qualify for the FTCC programs can take advantage of our standard military tuition discounts.)

The Career Step training available through FTCC provides the same flexible, online, expert-created curriculum as the programs taken directly through Career Step. Students will also have the same one-on-one access to instructors and graduate advisors. The only difference in the courses is that FTCC offers them in distinct blocks (1-2 blocks are required depending on your program of study).

Career Step training programs available at these huge discounts through FTCC include:

FTCC has set registration deadlines and block start dates. To find out when the next class period starts and get registered before the next deadline, call 855-261-7366.

Career Step programs are also approved for TA funding (for active-duty service members) and Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab (for disabled veterans); those interested in these service member and military spouse school funding sources should call 855-261-7366.

Military Community: Save with Military Tuition Discounts

Career Step has helped nearly 20,000 individuals within the military community train for rewarding new careers over the years. Our online format is an excellent fit for the unique challenges and uncertainties that accompany military life, and our programs are focused on preparing you for careers that offer opportunities nationwide so you can work no matter where you’re stationed.

We have tuition discounts available for everyone in the military community. These discounts are offered to all service members, spouses, dependents, and veterans.

Get the skills you need through excellent education for military service members and their families, with training that is ideal for the unique challenges faced by the military community. Request more information or call us today at 855-261-7366 to save with our military tuition discounts today!

See what other military spouses have to say about Career Step in this short video.

Career Step: The Right Choice for the Military Community


Career Step has trained nearly 20,000 military spouses and service members. Many of these students qualified for MyCAA funding, and Career Step also offers up to 90% off for active duty service members and veterans through our partnership with FTCC, approval for Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab (for disabled veterans) and TA funding (for active duty service members), and standard military tuition discounts for the entire military community.

We work hard to ensure our programs are great options for the military community by providing:

  • Flexible, portable, online training

    No need to worry if you have a PCS move or if you can’t commit to a set class schedule! Online training lets you study on the schedule and at the pace that works for you, and military-friendly online schools like Career Step let you move school with you if needed.

  • Streamlined, real-world education

    You can be trained and working in as little as 3 months! With Career Step’s programs, you’ll gain exactly the skills employers in your chosen field are looking for, so you can quickly get a job and start your new career.

  • Personalized instructor and graduate support

    You’ll have personalized, one-on-one support every step of the way. Our experienced instructors are available by phone, email, and chat to help you learn the material, and our graduate advisors will help you turn your education into a job after graduation.

Career Step is a premier MyCAA-approved online school with savings available for the entire military community. We are recognized as a military friendly school, are an original member of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership initiative, and boast an 84% graduate placement rate.

FAQ About Military Funding

Career Step is a premier online school that offers a variety of funding options for military personnel and family interested in training for rewarding careers. The school is MyCAA approved, enabling military spouses to train with all of their costs covered, and also offers savings of up to 90% for active duty service members and veterans as well as standard military tuition discounts for the entire military community. We are deeply committed to serving the military community, which gives so much to serve us all.

The tuition savings available to you depend on your role within the military community.

  • Military spouses – Many spouses qualify for the MyCAA funding program. Spouses of active duty service members who are not eligible for MyCAA funding may be able to save up to 90% through our partnership with FTCC. Learn more about these discounts here. All spouses not qualifying for one of the two programs above can take advantage of our standard military tuition discounts.
  • Active duty service members – Those service members serving on active duty can save up to 90% through our partnership with FTCC. Learn more about these discounts here. Career Step is also approved for TA funding.
  • Veterans – Veterans can save up to 90% through our partnership with FTCC. Learn more about these discounts here. Career Step is also approved for Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab (for disabled veterans).
  • All other members of the military community – Anyone in the military community not eligible for the programs listed above is welcome to take advantage of our standard military tuition discounts.

MyCAA offers $4,000 for eligible military spouses who are training for new careers through certificate, licensing, or associate degree programs. These are the MyCAA-provided qualification requirements:

  • You must be a current spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guard, or Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2.
  • If a military member is a National Guard and/or AGR member, they must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS for their spouse to be eligible for MyCAA funding.

MyCAA has specifically said that those who are not eligible include:

  • Spouses of service members in pay grades E-6 and above, W-3 and above, and O-3 and above
  • Spouses who are a member of the armed forces themselves currently on Title 10 orders
  • Spouses who are married but legally separated (or under court order or statute of any state or U.S. territory) from a member of the armed forces on Title 10 orders
  • Spouses whose National Guard/reserve component military sponsor is in a Warning Orders/Alert, Post Deployment/Demobilization, or Transition status
  • Spouses married to a member of the Coast Guard
  • Spouses who are unable to start and complete coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 orders

All spouses of active-duty military service members, regardless of the service member’s rank or branch of service, are eligible for the 90% military tuition discounts offered by Career Step through its academic partner FTCC. Learn more about these discounts here. Spouses of veterans, reserve, or retired service members are eligible for our standard military tuition discounts. Learn more about these discounts here.

The MyCAA scholarship only covers tuition costs. Tuition for courses already started or not included on the spouse’s Education and Training plan are not eligible, and MyCAA will not provide reimbursements of any kind. MyCAA will also not cover high school completion programs or continuing education credits to maintain standing within a professional organization.

A complete list of what is not covered can be found in the Military OneSource MyCAA Fact Sheet.

The MyCAA funding program offers $4,000 to eligible spouses to cover tuition costs for education and training leading to an associate degree (excluding those in General Studies, Liberal Arts, or Interdisciplinary Studies without an emphasis) or obtaining a license, certificate, or certification. Programs must be MyCAA approved at an accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States.

All spouses of veterans and active-duty military service members, regardless of the service member’s rank or branch of service, are eligible for the 90% military tuition discounts offered by Career Step through its academic partner FTCC. Learn more about these discounts here.

Spouses of veterans, reserve, or retired service members are eligible for our standard military tuition discounts. Learn more about these discounts here.

The Career Step programs available through FTCC provide the same flexible, online, expert-created curriculum as programs taken directly through Career Step. Students will also have the same one-on-one access to instructors and graduate advisors. The only difference in the courses is that FTCC offers them in distinct blocks (1-2 blocks are required depending on your program of study). With the discounts available through FTCC, students pay only $180 per block. When enrolling through FTCC, there are also set registration deadlines and block start dates. To find out when the next class period starts, call 855-261-7366 today.