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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Kelly


    I definitely agree with you on this point. I think it’s absolutely silly that myCAA does not pay for required fees that can be such a big chunk of tuition bills.. I mean – if it’s REQUIRED – you HAVE to pay them, right? (obviously..) so, I definitely think the funds from myCAA should cover them…

  • J

    You can often talk a lot of those fees down or have them eliminated entirely, especially as a non-traditional or part-time student.

    I think it would be wonderful if MyCAA covered fees. It does cover the tuition, however, which is the vast majority of any college bill, and there are other grants and scholarships available to cover fees and books.

    It’s not always easy to sort out which fees are tied to the degree program and which aren’t. That $17.13 performing arts fee? That could be crucial to one student, and not to another.

    It could probably be sorted out with a little footwork, but whose going to do that? The people at MyCAA, or the students?

    It would be nice if they covered everything, I understand the choice not to.