The Department of Defense 's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program resumed on October 25, 2010. AAU is your military friendly school and we proudly support the educational goals of active duty service members and spouses. The Defense Department's MyCAA program will:
Whether you need assistance maximizing your open MyCAA account or simply want assistance mapping out your career path, AAU is here to help you succeed.
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP)
The Department of Defense's expanded Military Spouse Employment Opportunities Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides Financial Assistance to spouses of active-duty service members who are interested in pursuing associate degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment opportunities in high growth, high demand portable employment opportunities fields.
MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays for expenses such as secondary and post-secondary education and training programs, tuition and licensing fees. This includes degree programs, continuing education classes (including those offered through professional associations at conferences), Bar, CPA and other similar exams, state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and similar licensed professionals.
MyCAA does not pay for computers, school application fees, graduation fees, student activity cards, child care, parking, transportation, or medical services. NOTE: If the cost of a course includes books, supplies or other necessary equipment, MyCAA will cover that cost. Payments are made directly to schools using MyCAA's electronic payment system.
A military spouse can apply for MyCAA Financial Assistance after completing a MyCAA Career and Training Plan.
Eligible spouses who are ready to explore portable careers options and develop a career goal and plan should establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/. This is an easy, self-help process. Once spouse profile information is provided, DoD will verify MyCAA eligibility through DEERS.
Military spouses can help themselves:
School Academic Advisors can help spouses:
Military OneSource Career/Education Consultants (1-800-342-9647) can help spouses:
Schools that need MyCAA program information or want to participate in the MyCAA AI Portal electronic billing process may request assistance from MyCAANewSchools@MOSCenter.us
Military Spouse Benefits
AAU provides more than just an education. We provide an encouraging learning environment that meets the unique needs of today's service members and their families.
"...love how fast teachers get back to me." Marilynn Yazdzik - Whiteman AFB, MO
"...felt I had a chance to be creative." Joe Roberts - Arab, AL
"...should have tried it so much sooner." Jordan Silva - Modesto, CA
"...easy to follow the guidelines." Joshua Johnson - Chico, CA
"...excelled with greater knowledge." Michel Montalvo - Cottage Grove, MN
"...brought new ideas to my intellectual growth." Damien LaFlame - St. Charles, IL
"...schedule works out perfectly." Paul Moseley - San Clemente, CA
"...dynamic and engaging experience." Dee Chappell - Fountain Valley, CA
"...flexibility I need to maintain family and work." Nadine Dixon - Chino, CA
"...recommend to anyone working full-time..." Greg Cabral - Moreno Valley, CA
"...improving the efficiency of communication." Brent Peters - St. Michael, MN
"...making my dream come true!" Gina Borelli - Laguna Beach, CA
"...challenged students." Adam Joppa - Beaver City, NE
"...this schedule was perfect." Jason Francis Schaeffer - Kila, MT
"...great job of holding my interest, attention." David Thomas - North Platte, NE
"Great program, great staff!" Christopher Fernando - Tulare, CA
"Helpful in all aspects of the course..." Thomas Perez III - Victorville, CA
"Dr. Tonelli is an excellent instructor..." Michael Williams - Marlton, NJ
"...easy to comprehend and on my own time." Derek Nalley - Grand Island, NE
"...really good at explaining..." Ashley Conway - Lakewood, CO
"Great instructor!!!" Christopher Fallon - Waynesville, MO
"Outstanding higher learning institution..." Stephen Cordle - Live Oak, FL
"You guys know what you are doing." Gagandeep Singh - Houston, TX
"I learned a lot." Desiree Kramer - Farmington, MN
"...notes and instructions were clear to understand." Erika Triplett - Twentynine Palms, CA
"...progressed in my writing abilities..." Amy Ekstrom - Fullerton, CA
"...enjoyed the audio format of the lectures." Glen Stinar - Helena, MT
Your success as a college student rests on these two things, among many others. But how do you stay organized? How do you get your schoolwork done and in on time? Before you answer that, take a moment to read through our eBook. The organization and to-do apps within are the answer to these questions. Enjoy!