Active Duty Military Students
Spouse Scholarships & Tuition Assistance
Information For Military Spouses
Strayer University understands the many challenges faced by military families, and we realize how difficult it can be to pursue your educational and professional goals while supporting your spouse’s military career. So we do all we can to make it as easy as possible for military spouses to pursue their own educational dreams.
First, spouses of active duty military service members are eligible for the same scholarships as the service member, regardless of whether or not the service member is a student at Strayer University.
Second, we participate in the Department of Defense's Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program. The MyCAA program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or associate degree necessary for gainful employment in a portable career field or occupation.
Are You Eligible for MyCAA at Strayer?
Spouses of active duty military personnel, including activated members of the National Guard and the Reserve Components, are eligible to receive MyCAA funding. Eligibility begins on the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment, and up to 180 days following demobilization.
The program offers a lifelong benefit that can be used to cover certain post-secondary education and training, tuition, licensing and credentialing fees. This includes many associate degree programs. MyCAA funds cannot be used to pay for computers, application fees, graduation fees, student activities, child care, parking, transportation, medical services or testing fees.
About Portable Careers for Military Spouses
One of the primary goals of the MyCAA program is to help military spouses earn the degree or credentials they need to find a "portable" career, meaning a job they can take with them when a military spouse is relocated from one duty station to another. These careers are typically in high-demand fields, and can often be found in growing industries.
As an accredited educational institution dedicated to working adult students, many of Strayer University's associate degrees and certificates may be considered suitable preparation for portable careers.
Take the Next Step
Confirm your eligibility for receiving MyCAA funding and set up your Career and Training Plan by visiting the MyCAA Web site. To request information about Strayer University's academic programs and scholarship for military spouses, please fill out this form or call us at 1.877.445.7180.