G.I. BILL ®
Blackstone provides high-quality online education programs to military members, veterans, and their families.
One of our VA certifying officials will happily walk you through the enrollment process to help you reach your goals.
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) is a scholarship program sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to help military spouses pursue career training opportunities.
As an approved MyCAA school, Blackstone provides military spouses with short-term training in high-demand career fields. BCI’s accredited and online career training programs are designed to travel with you domestically and abroad. They are self-paced, backed by industry experts, and accessible anytime and anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. MyCAA benefits can be applied to all of our career diplomas and certificate courses because these programs fall within the MyCAA allowance.
Take advantage of your education benefits to gain job-ready skills in the career of your choice. To learn more . . .
At Blackstone Career Institute (BCI), we value and applaud veterans for their work ethic, discipline and serving our nation. Our supportive staff is here to guide you through your application process so you can use the benefits you have earned to get started in the career program of your choice.
Veterans choose BCI because we provide the education and job-ready skills needed to secure a position in today’s job market. Blackstone participates with the Montgomery and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®. Our career-based programs focus on course quality, industry certifications and student satisfaction. Our open enrollment method offers you the flexibility and freedom to get started anytime, study at your own pace, when and where it fits your schedule.
ARMY CREDENTIALING (CA)
Training from Blackstone is available at no cost to you – with up to $4,000 available through the Army Credentialing Assistance Program (CA), which is part of the Army Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) service. If you are Regular Army, Active Guard/Reserve, U.S. Army Reserve or National Guard in an active drilling status with a designation as satisfactory (Ranks include enlisted, warrant officers and officers), the program is designed to provide assistance in getting certifications to help build upon your skills, prepare you for advancement opportunities and help you transition into a civilian career.
Approved courses that lead to certification
The Department of Defense (DOD) began the Army Credentialing Assistance Program (CA) in 2019 as part of their effort to help Service members improve their lives. Credentialing Soldiers helps with retention, enhancing career progression, and a smoother transition into civilian life. The program creates opportunities for Service members to earn professional credits.
As of January 2020, the Army Credentialing Assistance Program is available at bases nationwide. Servicemembers need to meet the following criteria:
Soldiers must meet basic Federal TA eligibility requirements:
- Soldiers cannot be flagged under provisions of AR 600-8-2
- Soldiers cannot be a contracted ROTC scholarship cadet (receiving tuition and fees or room and board) or Green to Gold ROTC program cadet
- Soldiers must have enough time remaining in service to complete the credential before separating from the Army
MILITARY SPOUSE Q & A'S FAQ'S
This funding will allow eligible military spouses to invest in education and training programs that can be completed in less than two years in programs that will enable them to obtain employment and advance in high-growth, high-demand, and nationally portable career fields. Spouses can use their MyCAA Scholarship to pay for expenses directly related to post-secondary education and training, including tuition, fees, books, equipment necessary to complete the education or training, and credentialing and licensing fees.
Blackstone Career Institute’s tuition falls below the maximum MyCAA benefit of $4,000.
- Spouses of service members in the National Guard or reserve in the pay grades listed above.
- Spouses who have completed high school or obtained a GED.
- Spouses who have financial assistance documents approved before the active-duty service member’s date of separation or the active-duty service member’s release from Title 10 military orders.
Due to their frequent moves, military spouses need access to education and training for careers that are portable and high-growth nationally. Therefore, accounts awarded under the demonstration will be targeted to nationally identified high-demand industry sectors that provide the greatest opportunity for career portability. Military spouses may use their MyCAA scholarship to receive education or training in one of these fields:
- Health care (for jobs such as nurses, dental hygienists, and pharmacy technicians);
- Information technology (for jobs such as network analysts and database administrators);
- Education (for jobs such as teachers and teacher’s assistants);
- Financial services (for jobs such as claims adjusters, credit analysts and bank tellers); and
- Construction/skilled trades (for jobs such as carpenters and electricians).
MILITARY ENROLLMENT FAQ'S
The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) was limited to 36 months of benefits, is there a similar limit for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®?
AS FEATURED IN
- MyCAA – Our accredited online certificate programs are approved by the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program – sponsored by the Department of Defense. All of our high-growth career training programs fall within the MyCAA tuition allowance.
- G.I. JOBS TOP MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL – G.I. Jobs selects the best of the best – those colleges, universities, and career training schools that offer the nation’s top programs and services for America’s transitioning military. BCI is proud to be named a military friendly school for the past 10 consecutive years.
- GI BILL® – The G.I. Bill® provides financial assistance for veterans. Blackstone participates with the Montgomery and Post 9/11 G.I. Bills. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.