Military Spouse and Dependent




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The Department of Defense (DoD) has made funds available through the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program (MyCAA) to help pay for licenses, certifications and associate degrees in high-growth, high-demand  portable career fields.


  • CCC is proud to be a participant in the MyCAA program.
  • As of October 25, 2010, the MyCAA program is open to all eligible spouses under the new program guidelines.
  • For specific details on the MyCAA program, refer to the official MyCAA website


Getting started…

  1. Apply for the MyCAA program.
  2. Apply for admission to Central Community College
  3. Contact a CCC academic advisor at your campus
  4. When you register for courses at Columbia College, provide your TA authorization letter obtained through the MyCAA website


Department of Defense

Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferability

In addition to the very generous education benefits offered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, there is a special provision of the program that allows career service members to share their remaining GI Bill (education) benefits with immediate family members. The key factor is whether or not the member has used any of his or her GI Bill in the past; only unused benefits can be transfered. This means that if the member has used 12 months of his or her GI Bill, then there is only 24 months of benefit left to share.

Service Members must meet specific criteria to be eligible to transfer their GI Bill benefits. This includes having at least six years of service and an obligation to serve at least four more.

Learn more about the rules for transferring GI Bill benefits.



State Provided Education Benefits

Educational benefits for families, particularly the children of deceased, MIA, POW,  and disabled veterans, may be available in some states. has developed an on-line general summary of educational benefits for veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents.

Click here to learn more about State Education Benefits.

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Additional Resources:   


This organization provides various kinds of services including brief counseling to veterans and their families if the veteran is still on active duty. Reservists and National Guard personnel can also use this organization if they are still on active duty.

National Military Family Association
For military service personnel and their families


American Gold Star Moms
Designed for mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.


Blue Star Mothers
Designed for mothers who now have or have had children serving in the military.


Lifelines Services Network
Answers a variety of quality-of-life questions for Sailors, Marines, and their families., Inc.
Created to support and educate moms, dads, family, and friends of Marines through online information, chat rooms and message boards. Also helps parents find local support groups (not online).


Military Family Network
Created to link together community organizations, local governments and businesses with the goal of supporting family members of our armed services.


Designed to improve military quality of life, with a wide range of information for troops and families..

Navy Moms Online
For Navy parents.

Our Military Children
For children of deployed National Guard and Reserve Military

Proud Army Moms
For Army moms, dads, spouses, and kids.

Military Moms
For parents of services members in all branches. A Christian ministry site with message boards, chat rooms, information, and links.

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Written by Travis Karr   
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 20:05