Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Regular Army: Active Duty

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: Under the Forever GI Bill, Members of the Reserve who established eligibility to educational assistance under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) before November 25, 2015, and lost it due to the sunset provision may elect to have that service credited towards the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.


Active duty 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.

Additional Information

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 (does not require AKO login):

Forever GI Bill:

Document Review Date: 31 October 2018