MyCAA Scholarship Program

Columbia Southern University 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.

Participants will find these programs to be particularly convenient as they are available online any time and are accessible to students from anywhere. Once you have completed a program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Columbia Southern University and/or go on to seek industry certification.

What is MyCAA?

  • The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses.
  • MyCAA provides spouses up to $4,000 over 2 years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields.

Who is Eligible?

  • Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2
  • Spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members at E1-E5, W1-Wd and O1-O2 pay grades (spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders) Note: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses.

What are the Benefits?

MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/credentialing fees. This includes:
  • State certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications;
  • Licensing exams and related prep courses;
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes;
  • Degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields; and
  • High school completion course, GED tests, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

What does CSU have to offer Military Spouses?

  • Our courses are 100% online and available 24x7
  • Work at your own pace
  • Courses include audio, text, graphics, simulation, quizzes and final assessments/exam prep
  • Expert instructor support to help you along the way
  • Pre and post assessments and online performance tracking with immediate grading
  • All materials included
  • Online technical support
  • Career services upon completion

For more information, please contact us at continuinged@columbiasouthern.edu | 800-313-1992