Defense Department education fund for military spouses reinstated

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)-Government funded educational assistance for military spouses has been reinstated.

This financial assistance is part of the Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program. The (MyCAA) program launched last March and provides a lifetime benefit of up to $6,000 of Financial Assistance (FA) for military spouses who are pursuing licenses, certificates, credentials or degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields. This includes state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes including those offered through professional associations.

To qualify for the program, an individual must be the spouse of a DoD Active Duty member or activated member of the National Guard and Reserve who is on Title 10 orders. Military spouses who are legally separated under court order or statute are ineligible. Spouses who are Active Duty or activated Guard or Reserve members themselves are ineligible. Coast Guard spouses are also ineligible.