2016-2017 Reserve Educational Assistance Program Rates (REAP)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn
Photo by Lance Cpl. Michelle Brinn

The 2016-2017 REAP rates are effective as of October 1st, 2016, and active through September 30th, 2017. 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. 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.

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 Time Consecutive service of 90 days but less than one year Consecutive service of 1 year + Consecutive service of 2 years +
Full time $742.80 $1,114.20 $1,485.60
3/4 time $557.10 $835.65 $1,114.20
1/2 time $371.40 $557.10 $742.80
Less than 1/2 time More than 1/4 time $371.40 ** $557.10 ** $742.80 **
1/4 time or less $185.70 ** $278.55 ** $371.40 **

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

Correspondence Training
40% level 22% of the approved cost of course
60% level 33% of the approved cost of course
80% level 44% 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:

Flight Training
40% level 24% of the approved cost of course
60% level 36% of the approved cost of course
80% level 48% 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 Period Service of 90 days but less than one year Service of 1 year + Service of 2 years +
First six months of training $557.10 $835.65 $1,114.20
Second six months of training $408.54 $612.81 $817.08
Remaining pursuit of training $259.98 $389.97 $519.96

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

Cooperative Training
Training Time Service of 90 days but less than one year Service of 1 year + Service of 2 years +
Monthly Rates $742.80 $1,114.20 $1,485.60

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs