A Guide to MyCAA Scholarship Program
Men and women who works as military officers are redeployed from one station to another every now and then. After a short period of months, they get deployed to other stations. Redeployment of military officers mostly affects the spouses especially the ones who has taken up various careers. It becomes hard for the spouse to remain in employment. The military spouses are also not able to take up any career courses are they do not know how long they will remain in a certain station.
However, thanks to advanced technology, military spouses can be able to take up online career training programs. With online career course, the learner can take up the course while based in part of the region. Several other learning institutions allows the learner to participate in the programs from any part of the world. Online training programs have provided a chance for several military spouses who had no chance of furthering their careers as they fear their spouses might get deployed any time.
A program referred to as Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) is available to military spouses to financially assists them acquire degrees and certifications or licenses in any career field. This program has helped several military spouses excel in their various careers as well as get employment in different sectors. Military spouses willing to get certification or licensing or willing to become a professional in teaching, medicine, etc. have all benefited from the program. Military spouses now have the burden offloaded from their shoulder.
To apply for MyCAA, the army spouse is required to visit the website and open an account. Depending with information provide on the account, the board decides if the candidate is eligible or not. The applicants who have been selected to join the scholarship program are required to submit their applications 30 days before the course commences.
What exactly does MyCAA scholarship cater for? The scholarship program caters for the costs of tuition and examination of the course that the candidate is taking. The program also covers the fee for any certification or license obtained from an accredited university, college or a technical school in the state.
The scholarship program does not however cater for all learning costs and it is important for the military spouse to establish what is not covered before taking up the program. The military has an Educations and Training plan and if the course a spouse wishes to take is not in the plan, then the fee for tuition and examinations will not be covered by the scholarship program. It does not also cater for the courses that the military spouse had already enrolled for, or those that the spouse has already completed.
It does not also cover for deposits or any payment that the candidate wish to make in future, unless the course been paid for is part of the course the spouse has enrolled for. The programs also fails to cater for the costs of uniforms or books that the spouse may need during the training.