If you’ve ever applied for a grant or student loan, you’ve probably had to jump through a few hoops and wait (and wait, and wait) for approval. But if you’re applying for MyCAA Scholarship funding, good news: you could be approved in a few weeks time and start your coursework immediately.
The process might seem confusing, but we’ve partnered with MyCAA-approved university partners to provide training for hundreds of military spouses through the MyCAA Scholarship program. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career training, here’s how to apply for MyCAA scholarship funding:
1. Choose your career path
Figuring out what you want to do for a living is the most important part of your career journey. You want to choose a career that not only excites you, but moves with you. Luckily, many of today’s careers offer flexibility and remote work opportunities, which are especially important when you’re a military spouse. Some of the top careers for military spouses include:
- Computer support technician
- Human resources specialist
- Medical assistant
- Personal trainer
- Web designer or developer
We offer hundreds of online courses that prepare for in-demand, portable careers. And better yet, you can complete our courses anywhere, anytime it’s convenient for you!
2. Determine your eligibility and create a MyCAA account
After deciding what type of career you want to pursue, you need to determine your MyCAA eligibility. To be eligible for the MyCAA Scholarship, you need to meet the following requirements:
- You must be the spouse of an Active Duty, Guard, or Reserve member
- Your spouse must be on Title 10 orders within the pay grades of:
- E-1 to E-5
- W-1 to W-2
- O-1 to O-2
- You will need to a high school diploma or equivalent
If you can check all these boxes, you’re eligible to receive up to $4,000 in MyCAA Scholarship funding! From there, you would want to create a MyCAA account at the Military OneSource MySECO (Spouse Education and Career Opportunities) website.
After creating your profile, MyCAA will verify your eligibility with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
3. Choose a school that’s right for you
It’s no secret that getting trained through a top school is important for your career. Luckily, we partner with over 2,000 universities and colleges across the United States – many of which are MyCAA-approved and located near military communities.
Some of our top MyCAA-approved partners include:
- Austin Peay State University
- California State University San Marcos
- Salem State University
- South Seattle College
- Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
- University of Central Florida
- University of Texas at Arlington
These are just a handful of the MyCAA-approved schools we work with.
And even better, our courses are entirely online so you can complete your career training anywhere. So, you can start your program in Orlando, Florida and complete it in Tacoma, Washington!
At the end of the day, you want to complete your training at a school employers will know, regardless of where you end up in the country.
4. Get in touch with an ed2go Military Support Specialist
You know what you want to do for a living and where you want to get your training — great! The next step is put this all together, which we can help you do. Beyond MyCAA-approved courses and partners, we pride ourselves on supporting military spouses in their education journey.
Our MyCAA specialists will support with you through the entire process, from helping you create an Education and Training Plan to enrolling you in the right course.
5. Create an Education and Training Plan
To get MyCAA Scholarship funding, you must upload a detailed Education and Training Plan (ETP) to your MyCAA account (see Step 2). The ETP outlines what type of career training your plan to take and why. So, here are the main items your ETP needs to cover:
- Your name
- School contact Information
- Contact information for the person creating the ETP
- Course name
- Course type
- Detail of all required education for the course
- Course duration
This may seem like a lot information, but our MyCAA specialist will help you create your ETP!
So, what’s next?
If you’re ready to apply for MyCAA Scholarship funding, we’re here to help!
For more information about getting started with MyCAA, give us a call at (855) 520-6806.