What Is MyCAA?
MyCAA is an entitlement program, sponsored by the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP). Which means that MyCAA is not a scholarship and applicants do not have to compete against each other in order to be selected. Instead, you must be the current spouse of an active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, National Guard, or Reserve member in pay grades E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2. The Defense Department recognized the challenge that military spouses were facing like unemployment due to relocation, spouse deployment, childcare and financial adversity, so they created the MyCAA program. Sadly many military spouses don’t even realize that MyCAA benefits are available to them or never take advantage of them because they found out too late.