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


  • 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 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.