REAP was established as a part of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. It is a new Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This new program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

VA File Checklist:

  • 22-1990- New applicants or
  • 22-1995- Change of program or place of training
  • DD-214 (Member 4 copy) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Transcripts form all other colleges