I wish MyCAA had been around when I was a young military wife. MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/ credentialing fees (up to $4,000 over two years). This includes state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes including those offered through professional associations; and degree programs leading to employment in Portable Career Fields. MyCAA also pays for High School Completion courses, GED tests and
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
CareerStep is MyCAA approved. They offer quite a few courses whose tuition is completely covered by your MyCAA funds!!
Here are some of the possibilities:
- Medical Transcription Editor
- Medical Coding and Billing
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Computer Technician
Unsure of how the whole process works? CareerStep offers a free ebook called Top 5 MyCAA Myths for military spouses who are wondering if MyCAA funding can cover their education. It takes a look into the primary reasons military spouses don’t take advantage of the benefit and what makes a military spouse eligible.
MyCAA will use my husband’s (or my wife’s) GI BIll.
I’m sure I don’t qualify – I’m never selected for programs like this.
Only certain programs and schools are approved, so mine probably isn’t on the list.
Getting MyCAA funding is really complicated and takes forever.
If I don’t finish, or I fail a course, I’ll have to pay it all back.
So, what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to further your education and give yourself a chance for a better future. Go to CareerStep for more information.
This is a sponsored post through Military Wives Media for CareerStep.
All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway.