Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Military spouses eligible for up to $6,000 in education financial assistance

The Department of Defense has expanded the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to include up to $6,000 in financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, or professional licenses which lead to employment in portable career fields.

The program pays for expenses such as education and training, tuition, licensing and credentialing fees for associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs). It also covers continuing education classes, fees to take bar, CPA, medical and state teacher certification exams.

Spouses of active duty DoD members, and activated members of the National Guard and Reserves are eligible. The dates of eligibility for qualified individuals extends from the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment, until 180 days beyond demobilization.

Spouses of DoD members who are severely injured, wounded, or killed in action are also eligible. Spouses who are themselves active duty members or activated members of the National Guard or Reserve are not eligible for the program.

For more information, or to establish an account on MyCAA, go to:

Posted Aug. 11, 2009

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