Terms And Conditions

  1. I agree that I am solely responsible for the establishment and management of my My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Account. Under no circumstances shall I share my account username or password with anyone, including but not limited to my military sponsor or school representatives. 
  2. I understand that I must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) to participate in the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program.
  3. I agree to develop an Education and Training Plan in coordination with school officials. I understand that a Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Career Coach is required to approve this plan prior to my requesting My Career Advancement Account Scholarship financial assistance.
  4. I understand MyCAA funding is only available for 36 months from the start date of the first course funded by the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program.
  5. I understand that the maximum My Career Advancement Account Scholarship financial assistance benefit is $4,000 and that there is a $2,000 annual fiscal year spending cap. Spending cap waivers are available if the spouse’s school requires an upfront tuition payment exceeding $2,000 (up to the maximum $4,000 education benefit).
  6. I understand that My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funding cannot be used to audit, to repeat a course (unless the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship receives a full reimbursement), or to pay for non-academic credit / ungraded courses such as college / freshman orientation programs, internships, practicums or supervised clinical assignments.
  7. I understand that I must submit a My Career Advancement Account Scholarship financial assistance (FA) request for each course in my Education and Training Plan on a course-by-course basis. FA request(s) must always be applied for by me no more than 60 days prior to the start date of the course/program. All FA requests must be applied for before the start of the course and before the Active Duty member's date of separation or when he/she is no longer serving on Title 10 orders. I understand that failure to do so will result in my being held responsible for pay course costs.
  8. I agree to allow the Department of Defense and my school to share information which is necessary for the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program administration and paying of school invoices. I understand I am responsible for ensuring that my grades are posted in the Academic Institution (AI) Portal within 60 days of course completion by school officials. I understand I will not be allowed to use additional My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funding until my grades are posted.
  9. I understand if I fail or withdraw from a course, my My Career Advancement Account Scholarship program account will be suspended and no financial assistance requests can be applied for until I contact a Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Career Coach. If a second failure or withdrawal is made, I understand that I will not be allowed to receive any further funds from the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship.
  10. I understand that if I receive a grade of incomplete, I am required to attain a satisfactory grade within 6 months of the course end date unless a shorter term is specified by my school. I understand that my account will be suspended and no additional My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funding will be provided until I complete this course.
  11. I understand that waivers related to course failures, withdrawals and incompletes are authorized for "hardship" cases (e.g. unanticipated health issues, permanent change of duty location, temporary duty assignments, emergency leave of the military member, or hospitalization for a length of time that precludes course completion). Waiver requests must be signed by my military sponsor’s supervisor or higher authority and uploaded into my My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Account eFile. They must include:
    1. Name/title/code of course(s) for which the wavier is requested
    2. Reason for the Wavier
    3. Name, title and command for military sponsor’s supervisor or higher authority

IN SUMMARY: I have read the above Spouse Terms and Conditions Agreement. I understand that non-compliance may result in (1) my being held responsible for tuition and examination costs; (2) indefinite suspension of my My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Account; or (3) in the case of fraud, permanent closure of my My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Account. I agree to follow the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Guidelines and to honor these terms and conditions, including the requirement to notify the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship when I find gainful employment in a portable career field and occupation.


Last Updated: 20 Jul 2018