What is MyCAA?

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program administered by the Department of Defense, that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible active-duty military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation.

MyCAA Steps

Blue Steps are Completed through MyCAA Site/Representative

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Check Eligibility

Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-6, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-3 who have successfully completed high school.

Military One Source

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Speak with a SECO Coach & Complete MyCAA Registration

Call the SECO Career Center at 800-342-9647 to schedule your MyCAA coaching session and complete registration.

MyCAA Fact SheetMyCAA Registration & Profile

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Find a Program

The Alamo Colleges have a large selection of degree and certificate options. Use our Program

Program Finder

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Apply to the College

You should receive a college acceptance email within 5 days of applying.  Please identify yourself as a military student.

Apply Texas

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Complete College Admission Steps

Follow the checklist based on your student status with us.

First Time StudentReturning StudentTransfer Student


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Submit Education & Training Plan

Upload a completed ETP to your MyCAA Portal. Note: ETP must be signed by a school representative.

Education Plan Template

Request Your ETP

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Register for Classes

Course information including course numbers, term dates, and mode of instruction must match the TA document or TA will be rejected by the college. 

How-to Video

JBSA & Military Courses

2023-24 DoD Tuition & Fees

Fall 2023 Tuition Adjustment Info

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Secure Your Classes

MyCAA students MUST take action. You must be fully paid, on a payment plan or on payment deferment to avoid being dropped for non-payment.  See the options, below.

SUBMIT MyCAA PAYMENT2023-24 FAQs Payment Deadlines Business Office Request Deferment

Securing Courses & Payment Options

Requesting MyCAA does NOT secure your courses.  MyCAA students MUST take action.  Below are options you may choose to secure your courses:

Payment Deferment (Payment Extension) Request for Pending MyCAA

This is NOT A PAYMENT, it is a request for additional time to pay.  Army MyCAA students may request a Payment Deferment to secure courses through payment deadlines. 

MyCAA will be applied to the student account when received from the Army.  

MyCAA Payment Deferment Request: 

Student Forms

Payment Plan Option

Our colleges offer payment plan options to split tuition and fee payments into smaller, more manageable amounts, over a defined schedule. 

MyCAA will be applied to the student account when received. 

Pay My Tuition (See My Tuition Payment Plan)

Self-Pay Option

As a last resort, all students may opt to pay for their courses through their student account in ACES by credit/debit card or by electronic check. 

Those with Financial Aid Awards will have the aid applied to their account balances first before any disbursements (refunds) are processed.  Please check with your college Financial Aid Office if you have questions. 

MyCAA received after self-payments, will be applied to the student account and refunded to the student.

Pay My Tuition.


For Assistance with MyCAA:

Our Military Support Services Team is available to assist you through the MyCAA Scholarship process at 210-486-2001 or

You can also visit one of our JBSA Office locations.


Fort Sam Houston
Building 2248, Room 206
Sarai Carpenter

Lackland Air Force Base
Building 5725, Room 144
Javier Barron

Jaime Sosa

Randolph Air Force Base
Building 210, Room 10
Allison Joubert