In response to input from spouses and schools, effective Monday, September 13, 2010, spouses with an active MyCAA account may request financial assistance for classes that have a start date up to January 31, 2011 instead of January 15, 2011. However, all requests for financial assistance must be submitted by October 21, 2010.
MyCAA determines eligibility for the program, not HCC. To sign up for the program, visit the MyCAA website.
The following is a timeline of events for current program participants, military spouses with an active MyCAA account
- September 1, 2010 through October 21, 2010: Spouses with an active MyCAA account may request financial assistance up to $6,000 for classes starting on or before January 31, 2011.
- October 21, 2010: Deadline/last day for spouses with an active MyCAA account to submit financial assistance documents for classes starting on or before January 31, 2011. Note: The MyCAA portal will be closed October 22-25, 2010.
- January 31, 2011: Deadline/last day for spouses with a current MyCAA account to begin classes under terms of the current MyCAA program.
The following is a timeline for all Military Spouses:
Implementation of the New MyCAA Program
- October 22-25, 2010: The MyCAA program will close at 12:01am EST October 22 to ensure the IT infrastructure is in place to implement the new MyCAA program beginning October 25, 2010.
- October 25, 2010: The MyCAA program will reopen to all eligible spouses under the new program guidelines. All spouses, including those currently participating, will be subject to the new eligibility criteria and revised funding limits below:
- Spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine service member, or activated Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O2.
- If the spouse of National Guard and/or AGR member, the sponsor must be on federal Title 10 active duty orders as reported in DEERS.
- Spouses of Guard/Reserve members in an Alert, Transition Assistance, or Post Deployment status are not eligible.
- MyCAA accounts will be limited to the new $4,000 maximum benefit with a $2000 fiscal year cap. Waivers to the fiscal year cap will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification with a cost that exceeds the $2,000 fiscal year cap up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
- Spouses must finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
- Funding is limited to only Associate’s degrees, certifications and licensure programs.
The following information sheets (in PDF format) are provided by MyCAA.
MyCAA Spouse FAQs