Military Education You Benefits, Your Choice

MyCAA

Proudly approved by the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program, funded by the Department of Defense (DOD). Up to $4,000 is Available to Fund Your Education with MyCAA

G.I. BILL ®

Veterans choose BCI because we provide the education and job-ready skills needed to secure a position in today’s job market. We participates with the Montgomery and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

ARMY CREDENTIALING

If you are Active Duty, Army Reserve or National Guard personnel, training is available at no cost to you – with up to $4,000 available through the Army Credentialing Assistance Program.

Blackstone provides high-quality online education programs to military members, veterans, and their families.

Our career training programs are portable, accredited, and tailored to the unique needs of military servicemen and women. By training for an in-demand career, you will have the skills to find a job both domestically and abroad. We offer courses that are ideal for military men, women, and their spouses, and our core philosophy of “Education… Anytime, Anywhere” supports a balance of work, life, and education. Our technology-driven programs focus on course quality and student satisfaction, and our daily rolling admission provides flexibility and freedom to get started on your new career and graduate debt-free.

ADMISSIONS

Our staff understands the unique challenges faced by military members and their families and is ready to assist you in accessing your education benefits.

One of our VA certifying officials will happily walk you through the enrollment process to help you reach your goals.

REQUEST INFO

We believe information is vital to making an informed decision. That is why we provide detailed information on our school, our courses, and our prices. Once you complete the request form, the course information will be delivered to your email within minutes. 

MyCAA Education Benefits

MyCAA

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 . . .

G.I. BILL®

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.

The Montgomery GI Bill®– The Montgomery GI Bill® program provides up to 36 months of education benefits for veterans. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

Post-9/11 GI Bill® – The Post-9/11 GI Bill® offers educational financial support for veterans with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or that have been discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. If you have received an honorable discharge, you are eligible.

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.

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

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Medical Billing & Coding

Dental Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant

What is Army Credentialing Assistance (CA)? 

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

Education, training and certification/licensure in portable career fields will greatly increase military spouse employment opportunities and reduce the period of time spouses are unemployed between moves.

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.

The first 1,250 approved applicants in pay grades E-6 and O-3 will receive MyCAA financial assistance based on available funding.

  • 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).

Participating military spouses may receive career counseling, interest and aptitude testing, skill assessments, and career guidance from One-Stop Career Centers and their military installation Voluntary Education Centers or Family Support Centers. Spouses may also receive referrals to supportive services, such as child care and transportation assistance, through these organizations. Spouses can visit www.careeronestop.org/reemployment/jobsearch/changecareers/findcareeronestopcenter.aspx to find out more information about how to locate these programs.

MILITARY ENROLLMENT FAQ'S

You are eligible if you served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001. This covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or as a result of a call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of title 10. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the only resource that can answer your personal and specific GI Bill® entitlement questions. Call 1-888-GIBILL-1.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay the full tuition to Blackstone for your chosen career program.

Yes, like the MGIB you are generally entitled to 36 months of educational assistance. You may not receive benefits under more than one VA education program at the same time. If you are entitled to more than one GI Bill® program you may be eligible for a maximum of 48 months of entitlement when using benefits under two or more GI Bill® programs.
Note: Individuals eligible under MGIB (Chapter 30) who elect to receive benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® are only entitled to the number of months they had remaining under MGIB (Chapter 30) (including any revoked months of transferred entitlement) up to a maximum of 36 months.

All education programs previously available under the Montgomery GI Bill are approved under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

No, you will no longer be eligible under the MGIB or other programs, after you elect to switch to the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33). Any contributions being made under MGIB (Chapter 30) will cease the month following the election.

Yes. The Department of Defense (DoD) is authorized to allow individuals who, on or after August 1, 2009, have served at least 6 years in the Armed Forces and who agree to serve at least another 4 years in the Armed Forces to transfer unused entitlement to their Spouse. The Department of Defense may, by regulation, impose additional eligibility requirements and limit the number of months transferable to not less than 18 months. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Public Health System (PHS) personnel are also eligible to transfer their entitlement to eligible dependents.
NOTE: The ability to transfer benefits is limited to those currently serving in the military.

AS FEATURED IN

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.