Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), Military Spouse Career Advancement Account or MyCAA pays the tuition for spouses pursuing a "portable career." These careers are ones that are available so that the spouse might find work regardless of where the family is stationed. Many career fields qualify for the program, including business administration, education and health services. These jobs are plentiful in and around military installations worldwide.
The MyCAA program is available to spouses of active duty Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines in the pay grades of E1 to E5, W1 and W2, and O1 and O2. These spouses now have up to three years to complete:
- an associate's degree
- a certification program
Students of MyCAA are limited to $2,000 of funding per academic year with an overall program maximum of $4,000. Spouses of Reserve, National Guard and AGR servicemembers on active duty Title 10 orders are also eligible for the MyCAA program so long as the sponsor remains on Title 10 orders until the spouse completes his/her training program. Applications can be submitted at any time, with the first step being the creation of a MyCAA account.
Weevils for Warriors
During the next year, the ESCC Veterans organization, Weevils for Warriors, will be organized. Veterans will have an opportunity to network with other veterans on campus.