Student Loans and Financial Aid for Military Personnel and Spouses

World Education.NET is dedicated to assisting members of the military community in continuing their education. Let us help you find the appropriate funding programs that are available to you as current or former member of our armed services or a spouse. Browse through the options below or contact a Military Education Benefits Specialist today to find out how to make online education work for you!

MyCAA - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account

MyCAA Approved Courses and Programs Qualified spouses of active duty military members around the world are able to enjoy a $4,000 career education benefit funded through the Department of Defense. We offer a variety of training options available in all of the approved fields! Our knowledgeable staff is available to assist you with making your career decision, so contact one of our military specialists to get started today.

MyCAA Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible for MyCAA Financial Assistance?
Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and Reserve Components in these same pay grades.

Common MyCAA Myths and Misconceptions

TA - Military Tuition Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

The Armed Forces offers Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardsman and Reservist up to $4,500 to support their education goals. Tuition Assistance covers up to 100% for college courses, vocational training, and certificate courses taken during off-duty hours. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes and restrictions.

Army

US Army Seal The Army has launched a new automated tuition assistance project. The TA automation will allow active duty soldiers to request TA and enroll in courses online. This will speed up the enrollment process and minimize wait times at Army Education Centers. Active Duty soldiers are now able to request TA online through GoArmyEd.

Air Force

US Air Force Seal You must apply for Tuition Assistance online using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. This must be done through the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil/. There are six steps to completing the AFVEC online TA process.

US Navy Emblem Receive educational counseling from your Navy College Office in person, by phone or email.Determine which courses will be requested for TA funding. Complete a TA Application form with your Navy College Office, NETPDC 1560, ensuring to list course(s) and fee(s). Receive command approval signature to enroll in the course(s).

Please check with your command first. Certificate program are not normally covered by TA.

Marines

USMC Seal The U.S. Marine Corps Voluntary Education Program provides Service members the opportunity to reach their educational goals. They can complete their high school education, earn an equivalency diploma, improve their academic skills or level of literacy, and enroll in vocational and technical schools. Please click here for more details. First time user? Be sure to click the College 101 link for TA training. The last page must be printed and signed to begin TA request process.

Please check with your command first. Certificate program are not normally covered by TA.

Marine & Family Programs Division Education and Career Services
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5103
Phone: (703) 784-9550
DSN: 278-9501

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess

If you are a veteran who has a VA disability rating and an employment handicap, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation & employment services under Chapter 31 of the GI Bill. These services include - but are not limited to - counseling, training, education and job placement assistance.

The following services may be provided through the VR&E program:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, interests, and needs.
  • Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning.
  • Employment services such as job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance.
  • Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives.
  • On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences.
  • Financial assistance for post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school.
  • Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and referral.
  • Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities.

Guardsmen and Reservist

Chapters 1606 and 1607 information may be found here.