How can I get the schooling I need without the proper finances or support?

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I am in desperate need of some advice and resources. I am not getting the support I need from anyone, including my own husband, to go to school and better my family financially. Both my husband and myself are unemployed. I have no choice but to stay home because I am without a vehicle. I don't even have anyone available to help with the girls until I can work enough to be able to pay for a sitter. My husband is going through some difficult times at the moment and won't even attempt to look for employment. We are running out of money fast and he doesn't even seem to care. What are we supposed to do when we have nothing left? I am not sure what's going on with him. If it's anything to with just getting back from Iraq in June or if it's something else... I am so lost and feel completely helpless. My main concern right now is my 1 year old daughter. I need a car and get myself through school. Help?

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Crystal - posted on 01/12/2010

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https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/default.aspx

my hubby is going to finish school first he is a junior in college and he going ot transferrit to our daughter

Tah - posted on 12/16/2009

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u can go to the site anyway..just ignore it the site is fine..been using it since august..

Justine - posted on 12/05/2009

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I have a 6 1/2 month old and my husband is currently deployed. I am taking classes online through UMUC, because we are overseas. I take all my classes online, so there fore i dont need a sitter, and I work on my school work while my daughter is napping or in the evening when she goes to sleep. MyCAA is a big help! You get 6k (which you already know from previous post) to use towards school. There is alot of things out there for military spouses. Im sure the GI Bill will be a big help. Keep your head up Kim. Good Luck!

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you can try to apply fro mycaa it is a military grant that works with online and capus schools well certain ones and they will give you 6000$ for school

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2009

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Ok i jsut tried a link a girl provided up there and my virus/security thing came up saying there is a problem with sites security certificate and to close my borwser adn not continue to this site...i guess i wont try this...good luck to everyone:)

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2009

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With the My Caa i was just wondering if anyone has graduated and is working after doing one of the medical coding online courses. I have never heard of this progrma before and now i'm curious if you can find work after doing it,if so i'm going to do it.

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2009

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In Canada, if you can prove that there is demand for what you wish to go to school for unemployment will pay fro school and child care. Look in to your local office to se if there is anything in place where you are. Also see if tehre is anything through the military. Our MFRC offers courses for military spouses at a lower price.

Katherine - posted on 12/02/2009

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if you got to www.mycaa.com and fill out the info for u and your hubby you can get 6,000 for school its free as long as one of yall r in the military..

Danielle - posted on 11/08/2009

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Are you military? How is your husband unemployed? Check out The Career Advancement Account and MyCaa.com you can get up to $12000 for school free. Also contact Fleet and Family Support if you are Navy.

Ashley - posted on 11/08/2009

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There are many ways the military has gaven us to go to school there is a c.c.a account and there is also MANY MANY MANY grants to mothers trying to go to school . you just need to find a councler at the collage witch you want to attend and start gathering info . start filling out your fasfa with is free money every one gets and work from there . And just rember you are the only one who can give your self what you need , i know how hard it is to have no money and no support but you can do it , every thing happends for a reason :) good luck

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https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa/Default.aspx
That's the link to the MyCAA homepage, it gives military spouses 6000$ to go towards school.

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Thank you all so much for your input. I have applied to a few schools online and my husband has been applying to a few jobs and should finally be collecting unemployment soon! We are also working on transferring his GI BILL to myself! What is MyCAA? My husband is a bit selfish so any information that could benefit anyone other than himself he keeps to himself (We've started counseling...).

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I agree with Lucy, put yourself out there to be available to babysit, and look into some online schools. Although you said that your DH is unemployed, but he just got back from Iraq. Did he ETS? Is going back to the military an option for him? The MyCAA money is only available to military spouses. Yes, education is important, but if you have a child and you and your DH have no income, then I would put school to the side for now and find a job so you can financially support your family.

Janet - posted on 11/04/2009

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I taking online course called careerstep.com. My Caa pay for it. Along your a military spouse they will pay for your school. I think up to 6 thousand.

Cori - posted on 11/03/2009

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i called the university of phoenix.. you can get financial aid as well as getting mycaa for military dependents that will pay $6000 towards school for you, the UOP also give you a discounted rate for college because of your dependent status... you can get an associates degree in 20 months and start working after that in whatever field you choose.

Lucy - posted on 11/01/2009

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My first instinct is to suggest online school and child care. I am currently in school online and it is good because you don't have to go to class and you can work on it after your daughter goes to bed. Job wise, I would look for a nanny type position. I work, and the woman that takes care of my daughter while I am at work also has 2 children. I drop my daughter off at her house and she cares for all three children. This way you could start to generate an income without a car. Also, if your husband is unemployed, can he take care of his own child while you are generating an income?



Good luck!!!!!!

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