Reserve Educational Assistance Program Rates (REAP)

Updated: December 23, 2022
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    The 2020 REAP rates are effective as of Oct. 1st, 2019, and active through Sept. 30th, 2020. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) rates are updated each year in order to offset inflation. This year, rates increased by about 1% compared to the previous year. These benefits last for up to 36 months of schooling because one school year is about nine months in total.

    The REAP program was terminated completely in November of 2019.

    REAP benefits provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to “Active Service” in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress.

    The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 ended REAP on Nov. 25, 2015. Some individuals will remain eligible.

    Reserve components consist of Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. “Active Service” is service on active duty, mobilized or full-time Active National Guard (AGR) duty.

    Educational Assistance Allowance for trainees under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Ch. 1607 of Title 10, U.S.C.).  For trainees on an active duty, payment is limited to reimbursement of tuition and fees for the training taken.


    Institutional Training

    TRAINING TIMECONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF 90 DAYS BUT LESS THAN ONE YEARCONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF 1 YEAR +CONSECUTIVE SERVICE OF 2 YEARS +
    Full time$820.00$1,230.00$1,640.00
    3/4 time$615.00$922.50$1,230.00
    1/2 time$410.00$615.00$820.00
    Less than 1/2 time More than 1/4 time$410.00 **$615.00 **$820.00 **
    1/4 time or less$205.00 **$307.50 **$410.00 **

    ** Tuition and Fees ONLY. Payment cannot exceed the listed amount.

    Correspondence Training

    LevelApproved Cost
    40% level22% of the approved cost of course
    60% level33% of the approved cost of course
    80% level44% of the approved cost of course

    Entitlement is charged based on the rate of one month for a benefit amount equal to the full-time institutional rate.

    FLIGHT TRAINING: Flight training is reimbursed at:

    LevelApproved Cost
    40% level24% of the approved cost of course
    60% level36% of the approved cost of course
    80% level48% of the approved cost of course

    Entitlement is charged based on the rate of one month for a benefit amount equal to the full-time institutional rate.

    Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training

    TRAINING PERIODSERVICE OF 90 DAYS BUT LESS THAN ONE YEARSERVICE OF 1 YEAR +SERVICE OF 2 YEARS +
    First six months of training$615.00$922.50$1,230.00
    Second six months of training$451.00$676.50$902.00
    Remaining pursuit of training$287.00$430.50$574.00

    (Rates are proportionally reduced if less than 120 hours is worked.)

    Cooperative Training

    TRAINING TIMESERVICE OF 90 DAYS BUT LESS THAN ONE YEARSERVICE OF 1 YEAR +SERVICE OF 2 YEARS +
    Monthly Rates$820.00$1,230.00$1,640.00

    Source: Department of Veterans Affairs


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