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VA - Education - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Education/Training > VA - Education - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)


Program Description:

Chapter 1607 provides education and training opportunities for reservists called to active service after September 11, 2001.


General Program Requirements:

Members of a reserve component who meet the following criteria may be eligible:

  • You must have been called or ordered to active service on or after September 11, 2001, in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.
  • You must have served a minimum of 90 consecutive days (or any length of time if you were disabled while on active duty).
  • After your active duty is completed, you must remain in the same Selected Reserve, National Guard, or Ready Reserve component if you were called up from the Selected Reserve to maintain eligibility.(If you were activated from the Ready Reserve and you decide to enter the Selected Reserve after leaving active duty, this is also acceptable.)
The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (for Coast Guard cases) determine eligibility.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

For more information, visit:

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact us in the following ways:

Via our website, using "Ask a Question":

Call us at 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) or 1-800-827-1000.

The hearing impaired may call 800-829-4833.


Managing Agency:

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

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