Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

 Receive up to $4,000 for your Education!   

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  Please view the FACT SHEET for more information.

The Alamo Colleges have four colleges participating in MyCAA (All listed as Alamo Community College District at MyCAA): 

  • Northwest Vista College
  • St. Philip's College
  • Palo Alto College
  • San Antonio College

The above colleges have signed the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. 

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How far will $4,000 take you?

Students in courses with special program tuition should contact our representatives for assistance with special course tuition rates.

Our colleges are listed under the Alamo Community College District when searching MyCAA for institutions.

See if you qualify at MyCAA for funding

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*You may have to click "Continue to this website (not recommended) to enter the MyCAA site.

Get More for Less

Our affordability extends the value of Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funding.

If you would like assistance using or understanding any of the tools above, please contact your college Advisor or our installation site representative.


The Choice is Yours

The Alamo Colleges have a vast selection of degree and certificate options.


Requesting Your Education & Training Plan

  1. Have an approved MyCAA account
  2. Ensure the program you wish to pursue qualifies for MyCAA funding through MyCAA (catalog program outline)
  3. Complete all college admissions requirements (eligible to register)
    • Ensure your name on the college student record matches your name in the DEERS system
    • Ensure your declared program of study is correct in your college student record (Alamo GPS) 
    • Send us a request for an education plan for MyCAA
    • Include your name and student ID (BANNER ID)
    • Please allow two business days 

Paying for Courses & Payment Deadlines

DoD Funded (TA and MyCAA) Tuition Rates
Paying for Courses & Payment Deadlines
Students must be paid in full, enrolled in a payment plan or have an approved payment extension* by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped from all courses.  
    • Payment DEADLINES
      • Three main semesters per year; Fall, Spring, Summer
      • Some semesters include additional parts of term which begin later, such as Start II, Flex II, etc.
      • During a payment deadline, payment is due for all courses in the entire semester, regardless of when they begin 

Payment by TA or MyCAA

    • Students with approved TA or MyCAA funding must submit documentsfor processing
    • Approved TA/MyCAA forms may be submitted by email to or in person to the college Bursar/Business Office
    • All information on TA/MyCAA documents must be correct
    • Forms with incorrect information will not be accepted
  • PAYMENT EXTENSIONS for students with pending TA or MyCAA funding*
    • Occasionally payment deadlines occur before you are eligible to request TA/MyCAA or before your funds are approved
    • Payment extensions may be granted until the last payment deadline before semester start
    • Payment Extension Request* 
      Payment extensions are not processed on holidays or weekends
      Students may opt for a traditional installment plan option to secure their courses through their student account
  • Students are responsible for paying all charges not covered by TA or MyCAA by the payment deadline
    • Payments by credit, debit or check are made through your student account
    • Cash payments are made in person at the college Bursar/Business Office
    • Students are responsible for ensuring financial aid (if awarded) is applie
Refunds and Billing

Students using TA/MyCAA funding should always check with their military/MyCAA education counselor before making any schedule changes.  Students are responsible for understanding implications of schedule changes, to include adds, drops and withdrawals and their effect on student accounts.  Students are responsible for all charges incurred, including those not covered by TA/MyCAA and/or resulting from the return of unearned TA/MyCAA funds.

Questions regarding schedule changes and TA/MyCAA billing should be discussed with the individual's service or MyCAA before changes are made.

Return of Unearned TA/MyCAA refund policy

Student Refund Schedule

  • Alamo Colleges Installation Offices

    Fort Sam Houston
    Building 2268, Room 207
    (210) 486-2004
    Email Fort Sam Houston Representatives

    Lackland Air Force Base
    Building 5725, Room 144
    (210) 486-7224
    Email Lackland AFB Representatives

    Randolph Air Force Base
    Building 210, Room 10
    (210) 486-2901
    Email Randolph AFB Representatives

    Email questions to our Military Support Team at: 

  • Northeast Lakeview College

    Student Commons Welcome Center


    Northwest Vista College

    CCC Room 110

    Palo Alto College

    PC Room 111

    St. Philip's College

    WEC Room 205

    San Antonio College

    MLC Room 171