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Chapter 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program

Chapter 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Brief Description

  • Reservists/National Guard called to active duty on or after 9/11/2001 for at least 90 consecutive days
  • Entitlement is generally 36 months of full-time benefit payments
  • Student must continue to participate in the reserves/national guard to use benefit
  • The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on November 25, 2015. Some individuals remain eligible until November 25, 2019, while others are no longer eligible.

Benefits Include

This benefit does not include payment for tuition and fees. Payment for tuition and fees are expected by the payment deadline. **Tuition Assistance through GoArmyEd is determined by the Education Liaison Representative for your unit and the approval documentation is submitted to the Bursar's Office at Clayton State University. The Veterans Affairs Coordinator does not process the Tuition Assistance program through GoArmyEd. New regulations state that if a student is receiving Tuition Assistance for a course, the course cannot be certified under these benefits.

This benefits includes a monthly stipend based on the number of credit hours certified per term.

Rates are subject to change annually. The rate change is usually effective October 1st of each year. The rates reflected below are effective October 1, 2018.

CHAPTER 1607: RESERVE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP)

  90 days but less than 1 yr Service of 1 year + Service of 2 years +
Full Time $797.60/month $1196.40/month $1595.20/month
¾ Time $598.20/month $897.30/month $11/96.40/month
½ Time $398.80/month $598.20/month $797.60/month
Less than ½ Time, but more than ¼ Time One-time amount during the term of $398.80 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less) One-time amount during the term of $598.40 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less) One-time amount during the term of $797.60 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less)
1/4 Time or less One-time amount during the term of $199.40 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less) One-time amount during the term of $199.40 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less) One-time amount during the term of $398.80 or Tuition & Fees (whichever is less)

If you have an education kicker contract, please submit a copy so that your monthly rate is calculated appropriately. 

Payments are based on the previous month’s enrollment.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs no longer pays for break pay, if the course does not begin on the first day of the month, then VA will prorate your stipend accordingly.  The same is true if the course does not end on the last day of the month. 

If you have any further questions or concerns about eligibility or payments, please feel free to contact the Veterans Affairs Processing Center at 1-888-442-4551

View instructions on How to Receive VA Education Benefits at Clayton State University