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Squeeze Every Dime From MyCAA

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If you have been a milspouse for more than a year, you have probably heard a lot of complaints about MyCAA, the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses. The complaints are all true -- MyCAA offers less money than it used to. The limited rank availability can make starting and finishing your degree (while balancing the financial needs of your household) while you’re still eligible a little tricky. Also, if you want t... more

Military Spouse Education Help 101

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Thinking about going back to school but worried military life might get in the way? Good news for you: Being a military spouse can actually make some parts of going back to school easier, especially when it comes to paying for a program. Here's what you need to know about miltiary spouse education help. MyCAA If you're looking for a two-year degree, MyCAA is the best place for you to start. MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job... more

What Does It Take To Be An Online Student?

Attending school online has come a long way. Not too long ago, online classes only had the basic necessities required to pass a class: assignment list, announcements and drop box for completed work. Today, online classrooms might not differ as much from a traditional education as you might think. A main difference between online and traditional schooling can be the element of flexibility: you can customize your schedule to suit your lifestyle.... more

DoD Launches Website for Military Kids

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- The Defense Department launched a new website for children experiencing the challenges of military deployments. The highly interactive website,, was created by psychologists at DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology here. It helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents, officials... more

Secrets from the Admissions Office

“Go back to school now? I don’t think that is possible. There is no way I can fit school into my schedule.” Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, you are not alone. It’s something college admissions counselors from Colorado Technical University hear from numerous spouses on a daily basis. Many spouses are dealing with similar concerns that could prevent them from starting their education: I’m raising kids alone while my ... more

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