Military Education

MyCAA-Approved School Funding for Military Spouse Education

At Career Step, we’re committed to providing quality, online education for military service members, veterans, spouses, and other dependents, getting them ready for careers that are in demand nationwide. We’ve helped more than 15,000 members of the military community over the years by offering free training for spouses who qualify for the MyCAA scholarship; tuition as low as $180 for active-duty service members, the dependents of active-duty personnel, and veterans; and military tuition discounts for all other members of the military community.

The MyCAA funding program is an initiative that enables eligible military spouses to build a rewarding career by offering up to $4000 in scholarships. This funding covers training courses in healthcare, administration, and technology, which can all be taken here at Career Step, a premier MyCAA approved schools.

The online format of Career Step’s programs is an ideal fit for the military lifestyle, allowing you to study on the schedule and at the pace that works for you. The institute also provides laptops (at no extra cost) to all those who enroll with MyCAA funding. Most of these MyCAA-approved courses also provide students with textbooks in the form of ebooks to make the learning experience seamless. Available programs that can be covered by MyCAA assistance and other military funding options include:

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 are gaining an acclaimed military spouse education experience. It's like a military spouse college complete with financial help. Are you eligible to apply for the MyCAA grant for military spouse tuition assistance? See if you qualify for MyCAA funding here! Career Step programs are also approved for Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab (for disabled veterans) and TA funding (for active-duty service members); those interested in these service member and military spouse school funding sources should call 1-855-261-7366.

All veterans and active-duty military service members as well as the spouses and dependents of active-duty personnel can get up to 90% off our 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 $3,495) for as little as $180. Learn more about these discounts here.

We also have military family scholarships and tuition discounts available for everyone in the military community. These discounts are offered to all service members, veterans, spouses, and dependents. Get the skills you need with excellent education for military service members and an experience similar to a college for military spouses.

Career Step MyCAA

Get started now by calling our dedicated military Academic Advisors at 1-855-261-7366 today!

Get Your $4,000 Scholarship with MyCAA Courses

The MyCAA funding program offers $4,000 for military spouses who are interested in training for rewarding careers—specifically ones that offer opportunities nationwide, so spouses can have a career no matter where they live.

Career Step offers a number of MyCAA-approved courses for healthcare, technology, and administration careers. All of our programs are completely covered by MyCAA, so if you qualify you can train with no out-of-pocket expenses! Career Step also now 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.

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.

Learn more about the MyCAA grant in our quick video.

If you’re interested in using the MyCAA scholarship to cover your Career Step education, fill out the form above or call an Academic Advisor at 1-855-226-8364.

Get Up To A 90% Discount On Your Tuition!

Career Step is a proud partner of Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), which has received legislative approval to offer the Career Step programs to veterans, active-duty service members, and the spouses and dependents of active-duty personnel for 90% off our standard tuition prices! (All other members of the military community can take advantage of our standard military tuition discounts.)

The Career Step programs available through FTCC provide 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). With the discounts available through FTCC, students pay only $180 per block. For training programs that are normally $1,995 to $3,495, this is an amazing deal!

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

When enrolling through FTCC, there are also set registration deadlines and block start dates. To find out when the next class period starts and get registered before the next deadline, call 1-855-261-7366 today!

Military-Friendly Online School With a Variety of Funding Options

Career Step has helped more than 15,000 military service members and spouses 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 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 that offers a variety of training programs available at up to a 90% military discount through our partnership with FTCC. 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.

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

Get started now by calling our dedicated military Academic Advisors at 1-855-261-7366 today!

MyCAA Program FAQs

Career Step has trained more than 15,000 military spouses. Many of these students qualified for MyCAA funding, and Career Step also offers up to 90% off military tuition discounts through our partnership with FTCC and approval for Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab (for disabled veterans) and TA funding (for active duty service members). Through these experiences, we’ve learned a few things about these funding sources.

Career Step is not the organization that oversees the MyCAA, Chapter 31 VA Voc Rehab, or TA funding programs. We are simply a school that offers courses approved for these funding sources.

What is the purpose of the MyCAA program?

The MyCAA program is intended to help spouses of junior military members pursue licenses, certificates, certifications, or associate degrees necessary to work in in-demand, high-growth, portable career fields. The program was established with the specific intent of helping spouses gain the skills needed to start careers in fields that will offer opportunities no matter where they live.

Do I qualify for the MyCAA grant?

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.

What will MyCAA pay for?

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.

What is not covered by MyCAA?

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.

What if I don’t qualify for MyCAA?

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.

Are the Career Step programs offered through FTCC different than if I were to take the courses directly through Career Step?

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 1-855-261-7366 today.