Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)


General Overview:

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program is a program enacted by Congress to provide benefits to memebers of the reserve components who are called or ordered to "active service" in response to a war or national emergency as declared by the president or Congress.

Basic Eligibility:

Eligibility will be determined by the Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as appropriate.


To Enroll:

The veteran will complete and return the following paperwork to UC Merced's Veteran Services office:

EACH SEMESTER, the student must fill out a Veteran Enrollment Card and submit to the Veteran Services Office.


  • ANY CHANGES to the veteran's major or if transferring in from another school will require the veteran to complete and return VA Form 22-1995 to the Veteran Services Office.

UC Merced's Veteran Services Office: 209-228-2736

Veterans Administration Educational Office: 888-442-4551

Veterans Administration Direct Deposit information: 888-442-4551

Call to Active Duty Procedures