SUNY Jefferson

DoD My Career Advancement Account

A special program for military spouses

Jefferson participates in the Department of Defense (DoD) My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), a financial aid program that assists military spouses with funding to help pursue an associate’s degree, a certification, or a license that will provide here with a portable career. 

MyCAA financial aid is limited to military spouses of soldiers in the pay grades of E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2.  MyCAA funding provides up to $2,000 of financial aid per DoD’s fiscal year and up to a total of $4,000.

Eligible spouses can use MyCAA funding to augment/supplement other financial aid programs to pursue a career focused associate’s degree at Jefferson or can use the funding for non-credit professional certification and licensing programs through Jefferson’s Workforce Development & Business Division.



Betsi Bentz
Director of community services
Fort Drum Army Education Annex
10450 5th Armored Division Drive
Fort Drum, NY 13602
(315) 786-6566
(315) 786-2425 

Veteran Services

Leah Flint
Educational Planner Veterans Services
(315) 786-2256

Scott Schulz
Certifying Official 
(315) 786-2449

John W. Deans Collaborative Learning Center, building 15, first floor
(315) 786-2288
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; Summer 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Did you know

42% of Jefferson students are military-affiliated

We are proud

of our support of military and veteran students