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Military Spouse Support

On October 25, 2010, the Department of Defense implemented new financial assistance guidelines for the MyCAA program. The program will:

  • Be available to spouses of active duty servicemembers in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2 and O1-O2
  • Offer a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. (Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000)
  • Require military spouses to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course
  • Be limited to associate's degrees, certification and licensures

JMU is committed to helping students pursue their education. For information on how the new guidelines may affect your education plans and how you can advance your education at JMU, call 540-568-4253 or e-mail

For a list of courses and programs available to MyCAA participants from JMU, please visit and search for James Madison University.