Military Spouse and Family Education Benefits
MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate’s Degrees (excluding Associate’s Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.
Military OneSource (MOS) Education and Career Counselors help spouses explore all career options with tools like Career Assessments, Interest and Skills Inventories, Portable Career Statistics, and Earning Potential Metrics.
Spouses work with counselors to create a plan of action that considers Financial Aid Options, Education and Training Program Resources, Credential/License Information, and, for eligible spouses, MyCAA. MyCAA provides a maximum education benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to assist eligible military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their Portable Career goals. Annual cap waivers are available for licensure and certificate programs if there is an upfront tuition cost that exceeds $2,000 (up to the maximum education benefit of $4,000). Please refer to the Military MY CAA website for more details.
Transfer of Post 9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, service members may have the option to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children via the TEB program. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
Educational assistance is available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. Please refer to the VA website for additional information.