University of Phoenix remains committed to the education of military members and their spouses. We’re an approved school for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program, a career development and employment assistance program sponsored by the Department of Defense. Through MyCAA, military spouses can receive financial assistance for licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary for gainful employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields.
To qualify, you must:
This includes spouses of activated National Guard and Reserve components in the appropriate pay grades.
Prior to requesting MyCAA financial assistance, military spouses are required to develop an education and training (E&T) plan and upload it to their MyCAA account for approval by a MyCAA career and education consultant.
Your University of Phoenix graduation team will help you complete all required documents.
Maximum educational benefit is $4,000.
Annual cap waivers are available if there’s an up-front tuition cost greater than $2,000 (up to the maximum benefit of $4,000).
Counseling services are available to all spouses of active-duty servicemembers, regardless of:
Counseling services help military spouses indentify:
You can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website.
Once your profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify eligibility through a real-time DEERS eligibility check. If you’re eligible, you can create your education and training plan and request financial assistance when you’re within 60–15 days of your course start date.
See additional military and veteran educational benefits.