Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607
REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the president or Congress.
This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Effective November 2015, REAP has been sunset by the VA. Students that used REAP in FALL/2015 may still be eligible to continue to use this CH 1607 benefit. However, the VA is determining the approval on a case by case method and contacting students certified under REAP to determine if changing to the Post- 9/11 GI Bill is necessary.
You should call 1-888-GIBILL1 to speak with a VA representative to learn more about your specific benefits.
Office of Military & Veterans Affairs (OMVA)