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My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses with funding at any approved institution in pursuit or maintenance of a license, certification, or associate degree necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field. Here at Mississippi State University, we offer a wide variety of Advanced Career Trainings that can prepare you to work in the fastest growing, most in-demand industries from wherever you are stationed!

Who is eligible?

  • You must be the spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines service member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or 01-02
  • If your spouse is in the National Guard or is an AGR Member, they must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders
  • You must be able to finish your program within 18 months of starting

Who is not eligible?

  • Spouses who are married but legally separated (or under court order or statute of any state or U.S. territory) from a member of the armed forces on Title 10 orders.
  • Spouses whose National Guard or reserve military sponsor is in a warning orders or alert, post-deployment, demobilization, or transition status

Program Details

  • Dedicated admissions counselors will help you find a training program that best fits your interests
  • Since our programs are open enrollment, you can start your training immediately
  • 24/7 access to your program allows you to learn and do your course work around your busy schedule
  • Earn industry-recognized certifications
  • Many programs include a voucher to take the certification exam after you complete the training program
  • Your Student Support Representatives will guide you through your program and assist you with any questions that arise

Mississippi State University Programs Approved for MyCAA Funding


How do I apply?

Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website. Once a spouse's profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify the spouse's benefit eligibility with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request financial assistance at least 30 days prior to the course start dates. At MSU, many of our online programs are open enrollment and do not have an official start date, so we can work around the 30-day requirement. Here is how to get started with MyCAA.

Have more questions?

Contact our military contact for assistance or more information