Summary: H.R.4818 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4818. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/09/2014)

Military Spouse Career Advancement Act - Requires (current law authorizes) the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to establish programs to provide education and training opportunities for military spouses to expand employment and portable career opportunities.

Directs the Secretary to continue to carry out the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program, under which the spouse of a member of the armed forces who is serving on active duty may receive up to the amount that the Secretary determines is equal to the average amount of in-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities located in the state in which the spouse resides in tuition assistance for education and training courses and licensing and credentialing fees.

Requires financial assistance provided under the program to be available to cover the costs of:

  • state certifications for teachers, medical professionals, and other occupations;
  • licensing exams and related preparation courses;
  • continuing education classes;
  • degree programs leading to employment in portable careers; and
  • secondary education completion courses, GED tests, and English as a Second Language classes.

Prohibits the Secretary from restricting participation in the program to spouses of members serving in particular grades.