Fort Hays State University is involved in an education financial assistance program to financially support spouses of active duty military members called the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account.
The program, funded by the Department of Defense, provides up to $6,000 to spouses who are pursuing education in portable fields such as education or nursing. FHSU currently has 25 students enrolled in the program.
"We haven't even marketed this program, yet it appears that the program has become successful on its own," said Everett Royer, assistant director of the Virtual College. "We welcome and honor the opportunity to provide an education to this group."
The MyCAA program pays for education and training programs, tuition, licensing and credentialing fees. It includes degree programs; continuing education classes; bar, CPA and other similar exams; and state certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other licensed occupations.
For more information about the MyCAA program, please visit the Web site at http://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/MilitarySpouseCareerAdvancementAccounts.aspx.