The Department of Defense will re-institute the MyCAA program to help military spouses go back to schoolOctober 25 marks the date for the Department of Defense to re-institute the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program. Military spouses will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in education benefits that are intended to help them pursue associate’s degrees, certificates and licenses.

The program is designed for spouses of active-duty servicemen and women who frequently relocate and who would like to enhance their education or work experience in an effort to accelerate their careers

"Online programs are ideal for military spouses, giving them the flexibility they need to become successful students," said Leslie Gargiulo, vice president of education at Ashworth. "Because all of Ashworth's programs are nationally accredited and our instructors are working professionals, spouses are assured to get the quality education they deserve."

Online programs are ideal for military spouses because of the flexibility they provide, and because they allow students to pause the course at any time and continue when they have time, college officials say.

The Sloan Consortium reports that 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall of 2008.

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