CSU respects the sacrifices made by spouses of military men and women to protect the freedoms of this nation. Many spouses face the challenges of raising a family, maintaining a home and job or searching for work while their partner is deployed.
To help spouses attain more for themselves and their families, CSU offers various opportunities to use education to achieve their career goals.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses pursuing a license, certification or associate degree in a portable career field and occupation. Spouses may use their MyCAA funds at any academic institution approved for participation in the MyCAA Scholarship.
The MyCAA Scholarship pays tuition costs for education and training courses and examinations leading to an associate degree (excluding associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration).
To apply for this scholarship or view eligibility requirements, please visit the MyCAA Home page or contact a CSU military support representative at 800-977-8449 ext. 6533.
CSU's Department of Continuing Education offers a variety of online non-credit workforce and professional development training opportunities that will enable participants to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive global economy. Visit the Continuing Education - MyCAA page to learn more.
CSU offers spouses – and children—of active-duty military and veterans a 10 percent discount on tuition.
CSU is proud to award a total of four scholarships yearly through the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship Program. CSU recognizes the sacrifices made by the family members of America’s military men and women and public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers).
In appreciation of their support, each award date, one scholarship will be awarded to the spouse or child of a National Guard or active military man or woman or spouse or child of a public safety personnel.
To apply and learn more about award dates, please visit Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship.
Spouses of military men and women can achieve a dream career with online education at CSU.
Eligible military men and women may transfer 36 months or the portion of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses and children to help them reach their educational goals at CSU. Family members must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System and be eligible for benefits at the time of transfer to receive transferred benefits.
Eligible military personnel also must meet the following criteria:
Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by printing, completing and mailing the VA Form 22-1990e to your nearest VA regional office or applying online.
For more details on transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill, please contact a CSU Veterans Affairs representative at 800-977-8449 ext. 6533.