Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
Regular Army: Retired
Benefit Fact Sheet
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607 of Title 10 US Code) is a Department of Defense education program that provides up to 36 months of education assistance to members of the reserve components - Selected Reserves (SELRES) and Individual Ready Reserve - who are ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress.
Note: The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible for REAP benefits until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible for REAP benefits.The Post-9/11 GI Bill in many ways has replaced REAP because it also provides educational assistance benefits for Reserve and National Guard members called to active duty on or after September 11, 2001, and in many cases provides a greater benefit than REA
Retired Soldiers are not eligible for REAP. Only members of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard who are completing "active service" – service on active duty (Title 10) or full-time National Guard (Title 32) duty are eligible.
For more information, please visit the REAP webpage maintained by VA:
To view the current rates visit the following page maintained by the VA:
For additional information on the program from the Army HRC web site (requires AKO login):
For additional information on the program from the Army HRC web site (does not require AKO login):
Document Review Date: 29 August 2016