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In-State Tuition

Active duty military spouses are eligible to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed for more than 30 days. Once a spouse is enrolled and paying in-state tuition, they will continue to pay the in-state tuition rate as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the school, even if the service member is reassigned outside of the state.

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MyCAA Program

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) offers qualified military spouses with funding of up to $4,000 to pursue portable careers in demand. MyCAA is open to spouses of service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1 – O2. Visit Military OneSource for additional eligibility information and to apply to this program.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

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Active duty and/or Selected Reserve service members with six years of service may elect to transfer all or a portion of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit to a spouse. The service member must agree to serve 4 additional years from the date of the election in order to transfer their benefit.

Spouses who received a transferred benefit are eligible to receive:

  • Public in-state tuition and fees. (Private and foreign school costs are capped annually.)
  • Annual book and supply stipend
  • Must use it within 15 years of separation from active duty

Active duty spouses are not eligible for the monthly living allowance.

In order to be eligible for Post-9/11 GI bill benefits, transferees must be named/elected while the service member is on active duty, but they can be removed at any time. Transferability is NOT an entitlement and is not divisible should a divorce occur. Additionally, if the service member does not meet the required length of service, they may have to pay back the benefit.

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