Chapter 1607, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Education benefit payments are made directly to the veteran student. Full-time enrollments result in the maximum amount paid.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • National Guard and Reserve servicemembers activated after 9/11/2001
  • Period of activation must be 90 days or more on active duty

How to Apply

  • Apply through vets.gov Form 22-1990
  • If you are changing schools or majors, complete Form 22-1995 “Request for Change of Program or Place of Training” through vets.gov

Benefits:

  • Provides 36 full-time months of entitlement
  • Expires 10 years after separation from the Selected Reserve or exhaustion of benefit
  • Not accepting any new applications after November 25, 2015
  • No benefits will be paid after November 25, 2019 – program will end on this date
  • Student must verify attendance last day of each month through WAVE WEB Automated Verification of Enrollment or by calling 888-442-4551

How to use the benefit at NJIT:

  1. Complete a Veterans Affairs Program Card
  2. Provide your Certificate of Eligibility (the first semester you are using benefits)
  3. Submit all items to Lynn.M.Pawlowski@njit.edu or drop them off at the Registrar’s Office in the Student Mall
  4. Deadline to submit documents is 2 weeks prior to the start of class.

**VA Benefits are paid based upon your attendance. Dropping a course or unsatisfactory attendance in class (you stop going) could result in a debt to the VA for benefits paid to you.

**Only degree pursuing courses will be certified to the VA. If it is not required, the VA will not consider the course.