Military Spouse Programs

FTCC has been proudly serving military families for 50 years!

"For all the sacrifices that our Service members and their families have endured for us – at the very least, we owe them the very best education and support that we can provide."

Dr. Larry Keen President, Fayetteville Technical Community College

FTCC is a military-friendly school, experienced in meeting the needs of service members and their spouses. Low in-state tuition rates, Career Advancement Accounts, multiple locations, online courses, and accelerated eight-week sessions allow FTCC to help military spouses meet their education goals.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)

The Department of Defense expanded Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance to military spouses interested in pursuing degree programs, licenses, certifications and education leading to careers in high growth,  high demand portable career fields.

FTCC is approved to provide education and training for MyCAA.

Who is eligible?

Spouses of active duty and activated National Guard and Reserve service members are eligible. The period of eligibility for spouses of Guard and Reserve members is from the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment, until 180 days following De-Mobilization.

Where can spouses get basic MyCAA information?

Establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website.

This is an easy, self-help process.  Once the spouse profile information is provided, the Department of Defense (DOD) will verify MyCAA eligibility through the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).

If eligible, the spouse's account will be credited with the current allowance amount.

MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays for expenses such as secondary and post-secondary education and training programs, tuition, licensing and credentialing fees.

This includes degree programs; continuing education classes; national certification exams, (i.e. American Bar Association, Certified Public Accountant); and state certifications for teachers, medical professionals, and other licensed professionals.

How to Apply?

Eligible spouses ready to explore portable career options and develop a career plan should establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website, and click on Get Started!.

Select a degree or continuing education program and apply for admission to Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).


If you have received authorization for MyCAA to cover your tuition, please contact the Accounts Technician at the Spring Lake Campus or call 910-678-1006 or 910-678-1007.


For more information, call 678-1050/1053 or email