I've written before about the amazing Career Advancement Accounts being offered by the Department of Defense via Military One Source. I've been dawdling my way through the process of applying for financial assistance through the CAA system and I'm nearly done - just in time to register for spring classes.
The application process itself is pretty simple. First, you create an account. Write your password down (seriously; I've had to reset mine several times.) Once you've created an account, you'll be shown a simple checklist of the steps, including:
- Agreeing to the Statement of Understanding that outlines the program.
- Enter your previous education.
- Enter your career history.
- Create your career and training plan. (This part is slightly tough if you're not exactly sure what you want to study, such as if you are choosing between two variations on a similar degree.)
This seems like a no-brainer to me - free money for school. I have a lot of questions about how long this program might last so I'm going ahead and taking my classes now even though this isn't exactly the right time for our family. I hate to be pessimistic but you know how sometimes these things get changed as time goes by and I would hate to miss out on such a generous offer.