Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)

REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress.

Type of Assistance
Reservists are eligible for education benefits or increased benefits to pursue college degrees and other training. Get the REAP pamphlet.

Available Benefits and Eligibility
Certain Reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after Sept. 11, 2001, may be eligible for benefits.  View current payment rates.
$600 Buy-Up Program. Some Servicemembers may contribute up to an additional $600 to the GI Bill to receive increased monthly benefits. For an additional $600 contribution, you may receive up to $5,400 in additional GI Bill benefits. The additional contribution must be made while on active duty. View increased monthly rates and contact your personnel or payroll office.

How to Apply

Complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) online at the Department of Veterans Affairs. You will receive a confirmation number and an email from the VA upon successful submission of your online application. Please provide a copy of the confirmation page to the Veteran Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office.
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