Education Benefits for Military Spouses
At Penn Foster, we make it easy to get started and affordable for you to pursue your education on your own time, at your own pace. Our career and certificate programs are designed with the demands of military families in mind. Penn Foster can help you take the first step in building a brighter future.
Apply Your $4,000 MyCAA Benefit Towards Your Penn Foster Education
Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) provide up to $4,000 of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses, or credentials that lead to employment in various career fields.
MyCAA Eligibility and Requirements
- Spouses of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2, as well as the spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members within those ranks. Spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their program while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders.
- MyCAA offers a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000.
- Military spouses are required to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
- Qualifying education credentials are limited to associate degrees, certifications, and licensures.
Take the first steps to see if you qualify for benefits by visiting MyCAA.