MyCAA Military Spouse Benefits

Blackstone Career Institute is a natural fit for military spouses looking for education programs in any branch in the service. Our accredited and flexible online career programs allow you to study at your own pace. Take advantage of the available educational benefits to pursue a career of your choice.

*Benefits NOT eligible for Medical Billing & Coding, Home Health Aide, Physical Therapy Aide, Veterinary Assistant, Legal Nurse Consultant or Child Care Provider Programs

Up to $4,000 is Available to Fund Your Education with MYCAA

Take advantage of your education benefits to reinvent yourself. The new skills you gain could lead you in a direction you didn’t know was possible.

Blackstone Career Institute is proudly approved by the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program, funded by the Department of Defense (DOD). MyCAA benefits can be applied to all of our career diplomas and certificate courses because these programs fall within the MyCAA allowance.


Our goal is to provide you with the education and job-ready skills you need to secure a position in today’s job market. By training for an in-demand career that is portable, you will be prepared to find a job both domestically and abroad. Each of our programs can be completed within a year, or you can fast track your training. Either way leads toward a rewarding career that moves with you.

Getting Started with MyCAA

1. Verify MyCAA Eligibility

Visit the MyCAA website to set up a personal profile and complete the DEERS eligibility check to confirm your MyCAA eligibility.

2. Create Your Career and Training Plan

Login to create your Career and Training Plan. When selecting a school – search and choose Blackstone Career Institute and enter the full name of the program you have selected.

3. Enroll and Upload Your Education Plan

MyCAA students should enroll online and select MyCAA as the payment option. After we receive your enrollment, your education plan document will be emailed to you. Once your Career and Training Plan is accepted, you can apply for FA (Financial Assistance).

4. Apply for Financial Assistance (FA)

When applying for FA the school name, course code, titles of courses, start/end dates, and course costs must be correct or else you may be rejected. Please refer to the education plan for details. Requests for FA must be submitted prior to the start date of your chosen course.

5. Start Your Studies

Your enrollment will be processed after Blackstone receives notice from MyCAA that your FA is approved and you can begin your studies.

Military Spouses Benefit

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 to find out more information about how to locate these programs.

  • 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